Tunisia’s waste crisis: Government failures risk lives

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Expired landfill sites in Tunisia are threatening the health of communities, the environment, and damaging citizens’ relationship with the state and local authorities as increasing numbers of local people are refusing to allow their neighbourhoods to be turned into landfill sites. They demand the government introduce waste disposal policies that will safeguard their right to a safe environment. Due to the mounting opposition to new dumps opening near population centres, tensions are becoming increasingly fraught in several provinces, with local protests demanding the closure of expired landfil…

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