A team of technocrats had a year to try to turn around Romania’s abysmal record on recycling.
|A Romanian woman in Bucharest packs plastic bottles scavenged from bins into a sack for recycling. Photo: George Popescu.|
On entering Romania’s Ministry of Environment, a visitor must turn their back on the country’s best-known and biggest building, the parliament. Its sheer size is almost too much to comprehend. For much of the day, it casts a very long shadow.