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Karolin Schaps

Freelance Journalist

Karolin Schaps is based in the Netherlands covering climate change and human rights.

March 02, 2023

In the Dutch countryside about 130 km (80 miles) east of Amsterdam, an unusual-looking hill towers and glistens above farmhouses, leafless trees, and muddy grassland.

The hill - 25 metres (80 ft) tall - is built from 15 years' worth of household and business waste. What's remarkable is what's covering it: 23,000 solar panels.