Apocalyptic Island Of Waste In The Maldives

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Male 14,835
I used to regret that they will sink beneath the sea and be extinguished as a nation. No more.
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Male 5,413
That sucks. Ruining the planet
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Male 700
Gee I really cant wait until we have covered the whole planet in garbage..
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Female 4,359
yummy.
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Male 15,832
Nuke it from space.
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Male 878
@richanddead: You are a total wazzuck. The point is that they`re shipping it in and obviously you`ve never been there you brain-dead tosser.
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Male 4,075
Oh my god! The Maldives have a garbage dump!!!! AND IT HAS FLIES AND BAD SMELLS AND STINKY TOXINS!!!!

Call the military! Liberate them! Before they build a sewer systems!!!
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Male 878
When I was a kid there was no such thing as a plastic carrier bag. Now the planet is virtually knee deep in them. Life didn`t really seem much worse back then, except I had nothing to suffocate my evil little brother with. You`d think we might be able to sort out just one little environmental issue in the history of the human race, but I don`t hold out any hopes.
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Male 1,360
Our planet in x years if we don`t send it into space or on the moon.
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Male 6,227
Just a point of information here: What makes the situation on this "trash island" in the Maldives different from your ordinary American dump in Ohio or New Jersey is that the Maldives are coral atolls: There is simply no way to bury the trash underground, so there`s no choice but to just pile it up. That, combined with the year-round equatorial temperatures, makes the dump an unbelievably productive breeding ground for flies and other vermin. On top of all this, being poor, the Maldives government hasn`t constructed a modern landfill, so there`s no liner that prevents seeping of toxic wastes.

I don`t think the reporter is assigning blame or trying to shame the inhabitants of the Maldives; he`s just stunned by the juxtaposition of this fetid dump in the middle of one of the world`s most beautiful locales.
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Male 6
Burn it.
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Male 1,399
Who`s making excuses, dipstick?

Trash is simply resources we don`t need yet. How do I know we don`t need them now? Simple. WE ARE THROWING THEM IN A PILE.

If you think we`ll never be able to use that huge pile of stuff simply because it SMELLS right now, you`re an idiot.
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Male 646
It`s pretty low how the cons make their little excuses about this.
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Male 1,399
Snore...

Biodegradable stuff will degrade.
Recyclable stuff can be collected and recycled if it`s worth it.
Non-Biodegradable, non-recyclable stuff can be used for whatever - building materials, insulation...and at some point we might figure a way to recycle them.

I really don`t see it as trash. I see it as storage. If we need it, we can use it.
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Male 2,424
In a million years, what will this look like?
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Male 3,445
jamie76: Yes, we make a lot of trash too. But I think the point is that the Maldives is an extremely sensitive ecosystem, and that particular method of waste management isn`t very ecologically smart.
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Male 37,826
People make trash. Lots of people = lots of trash.
True but sad.
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Male 2,345
how s this any different than any other dump site?

this guy is an ass. he could go back to the UK and see the same thing at any landfill there, the US, or any other country.

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Male 613
Do you think his reaction would be the same to the one in Staten Island?
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Male 1,754
Build rocket ship dumpsters and blast it into outer space.
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Male 3,612
it has to go some where
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Male 404
Flies...another first world problem.
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Male 6,227
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