Illegal shipments of Italian municipal waste to Tunisia

Lead Organization: GAIA

Author: Sirine Rached, Semia Gharbi, Enzo Favoino, Jim Puckett


Italy’s shipments of municipal waste to Tunisia in 2020 shine a spotlight on persisting abuses in the global trade in plastic and other waste. In particular, this scandal highlights the role of problematic EU waste code 19 12 12 in these illegal shipments.