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You Will Be Shocked to Find Out Where This Place Is (23 pics)

Posted in Random » Weird   11 Sep 2013   / 15647 views

 

These pictures are taken in the Maldives. As a popular tourist area a lot of garbage is generated by the resorts and hotels and the local government have created an artificial island called Tilafushi to house the mountains of waste.

Thilafushi, located just a few miles west of the Maldivian capital of Malé. Environmentalists say that more than 330 tonnes of rubbish is brought to Thilafushi a day, most of which comes from Malé.

In December 2011 the Malé City Council temporarily banned the transporting of waste to Thilafushi because of a surge in waste floating in the island's lagoon and drifting out to sea.

In a BBC report in May 2012, the floating island of waste was described as "apocalyptic".







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Comments (4):

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DarkWolf 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
What I'm shocked at is the amount of recyclables. Moreover, those bottles will never really break down. There's literally tons.

Piss poor waste management.
       
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gigantes 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
co-signed, darkwolf!
       
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rikki_doxx 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Somebody actually dumped a boat there? Then also somebody scuba dived in that mess to take a picture from below?
       
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frosch 3 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
with a pop. of just over 300.000 and a yearly tourist invasion of 700.000+ it's pretty obvious who creates all this waste. especially the plastic bottles!!
       














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