Mounding of artificial islands and archipelagos, the method that was used to create a row of islands in the United Arab Emirates, has allowed many countries to recover their territories once lost to global warming and rising of sea levels. Thanks to modern technology, some countries have substantially increased their territory. The problem of overpopulation has become nonexistent. At the same time, the problem of oceanic waste utilisation has been solved: It is recycled, it makes up the building basis for artificial islands and archipelagos. Once again, modern technology has harnessed something that previously caused environmental concerns, to serve humankind. Also, thanks to this technology, people can change geographical features at will, transforming an island into a peninsula. Finally, the UK has become a part of mainland Europe.