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Overhauling Trash Island, the Maldives’ mountain of waste | Video

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Since 1992, everything that the Maldives has consumed and discarded has been dumped into a lagoon at Thilafushi, creating a mountain of trash that was burning in the open until the fires were extinguished in September 2021. It has been a source of national shame but now, the government wants to address past mistakes.

Since 1992, everything that the Maldives has consumed and discarded has been dumped into a lagoon at Thilafushi, creating a mountain of trash that was burning in the open until the fires were extinguished in September 2021. It has been a source of national shame but now, the government wants to address past mistakes.

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