Maldives ‘trashing’ an island

Country’s tourist industry fuelling waste glut, turning coral reef into 7km long rubbish dump.

Maldives trash island

In a bid to battle a growing waste problem, the Maldives has been dumping almost all of its rubbish on a single one of its some 1,200 islands.

Thilafushi island has turned into a dump, and environmental activists say the bad practices adopted there are causing contaminants to seep into the Indian Ocean nation’s once pristine sea water, and then into the food chain.

Al Jazeera’s Steve Chao reports from Thilafushi Island in the Maldives.

Source: Al Jazeera