About Marta Castillo

Marta is a passionate communicator, who is driven by her interest in the Mediterranean region and her passion for storytelling. Prior to joining REVOLVE in 2020, Marta worked in the humanitarian sector in Lebanon for WeWorld-GVC. She holds a master’s degree in Euro-Mediterranean Relations from the Complutense University of Madrid (2017) and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona (2016). She also worked for esglobal (the heiress of Foreign Policy España) and she has experience outside the Mediterranean region working in the European Parliament Liaison Office in London during the Brexit negotiations and the EU elections campaign in 2019.

The Effects of Waste on Palestinians’ Health And Environment

The State of Palestine faces multiple environmental challenges, most of them linked to waste management. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) highlighted in 2020 that “47% of all waste, including hazardous waste, is disposed of in unsanitary dump sites”. The figures shared by the  Heinrich Böll Foundation in Plastic Atlas focused on municipal solid waste and underlined that 65% of the waste is disposed of in landfills and 32% in illegal dumping sites. Just 3% of the rubbish is recycled or reused. The sociopolitical and economic context of the country dominated by the occupation makes even bigger the global challenge … Continue reading