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Revealed: Over three million tonnes of NI waste exported in five years

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Tonnes of waste originating in NI is shipped overseas

Tonnes of waste originating in NI is shipped overseas

Tonnes of waste originating in NI is shipped overseas

More than 700,000 tonnes of waste were exported from Northern Ireland last year, and in excess of three million tonnes since 2016, it has emerged.

It comes after the Belfast Telegraph revealed that waste is being shipped from here to as afar afield as Gabon and China to landfills or for incineration.

While hundreds of tonnes of waste are sent to landfills here each year, tonnes are also going not only to Great Britain or the Republic, but to some 21 overseas countries, including: Spain; Greece; Poland; Turkey; the United States; Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Ghana; Benin; India; Vietnam and Indonesia.


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