It’s no secret that much of our waste ends up in landfill. In France, a combination of factors, including building contractors not being careful with how they dispose of waste, have caused illegal landfills to appear all over the country.
Trash is piling up in France, hidden in plain sight across the suburbs and the countryside. Starting this year, the government is taking action against the dozens of illegal dumps polluting its territory.
Germany's Social Democrat (SPD) environment minister says the government should sign up to France's ambitious plan to reduce EU carbon emissions. Chancellor Angela Merkel had rejected Germany's participation on Friday.
The German chemicals giant has promised a probe into allegations it created a list of 200 French journalists and lawmakers who were critical of its US subsidiary. France wants to know if the data was collected illegally.
The French PM has presented the results of the "grand national debate," but critics have not been silenced. Now, the "yellow vests" nationwide have announced a fresh wave of protests, and what comes next is unclear.
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