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Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Tourists add to 'trash island' in the Maldives

In an attempt to manage mountains of waste on the Maldives, authorities have decided to dump all the rubbish on one island. It stretches 7km long on an island that was once an unspoilt natural environment.

Much of the rubbish comes from hotels on the islands. For every tourists that visits the Maldives, he or she produces around 7.2kg of rubbish a day. It is alleged that tourists account for the majority of waste dumped on the island.

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