America’s Digital Dumping Ground
Centre for Investigative Reporting and Global Reporting Centre
The world is increasingly interconnected through global supply chains. Trillions of dollars a year of merchandise travel across oceans and continents every year — but few people realize the social and environmental costs associated with activities like fishing, logging, mining, shipping and e-commerce. The Hidden Costs project probes the shadows of the global economy to reveal the impacts of supply chains. Our partners include seasoned investigators and expert political economy scholars for in-depth coverage and analysis: tracing issues of illegality from commodity extraction and manufacturing to shipping and retail. Below are examples of our partner's recent reporting projects.