Report: Dumpsters Overflow And Trash Piles Up Near Global COP26 Climate Summit

Report: Dumpsters Overflow And Trash Piles Up Near Global COP26 Climate Summit


As world leaders came together at the United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland, mounds of trash reportedly continued to pile up “just a short way” from the global summit.

The New York Times reported, “Outside the gleaming center of Scotland’s largest city, dumpsters and trash cans are overflowing.” According to the outlet, “The city’s rat population has surged, with four garbage workers hospitalized because of attacks over the past five months. And litter is strewn across streets.”

Fly-tippers have been discarding rubbish underneath the M8 motorway, among other places in the city, including construction waste, bathtubs, and general household waste.

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The Times described the scene as “… the reality of today’s throwaway society,” made worse by an eight-day strike staged by the

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