Campaigners urge EU crack down on illegal waste exports from Italy to Tunisia

Environmental groups have called for the intervention of the European Commission after an Italian company was caught illegally dumping municipal waste in Tunisia, with the government in Rome failing to take action.

by Claudia Delpero
A container at the port of Sousse, about 140km from Tuni, where containers of Italian household waste were blocked from unloading in November 2020. Photo: Fethi Belaid / AFP via Getty Images
A container at the port of Sousse, about 140km from Tuni, where containers of Italian household waste were blocked from unloading in November 2020. Photo: Fethi Belaid / AFP via Getty Images

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