Illegal waste dumping has become a huge issue for many countries around the world.
This is especially the case in Eastern European nations, such as Romania and Bulgaria.
Trash that should have been recycled or treated properly is often dumped or burned in open fields, creating a health and environmental risk.
Criminal gangs have long taken advantage of this problem and facilitated the dumping of even more illegal waste.
Much of that trash comes from rich Western European nations.
And it is killing natural habitats by polluting the water and air around them.
So, what can be done to enhance proper recycling?
Presenter: Hazem Sika
Edward Kosior – Environmental entrepreneur and managing director of Nextek, a recycling consultancy
Thorfinn Stainforth – Policy analyst at the Institute for European Environmental Policy
Ziad Abichaker – Founder of Cedar Environmental, an environmental, industrial and engineering organisation