Thursday, December 8, 2011

Maldives 'Rubbish Island' is 'overwhelmed' by garbage

[ BBC Asia ] 8 Dec

The government of the Maldives has temporarily banned the depositing of rubbish from its hotels onto an island used almost entirely as a garbage dump.
Thilafushi, an artificial island 7km (four miles) from the capital, is nicknamed Rubbish Island. An emergency clearing operation has begun to remove "hills of rubbish" mostly collected from luxury hotels.
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