‘Apocalyptic’ floating island of waste in the Maldives: BBC

The Maldives are known as an unspoilt, paradise island destination for upmarket tourists but the BBC’s Simon Reeve has paid a visit to a part of the Maldives that tourists do not see – a huge floating island waste dump.

He was accompanied by local conservationist Marie Celine who explained how the country struggles with waste management.

The Maldives’ government told the BBC they were looking at ways to tackle their waste problem.

View the report here


2 thoughts on “‘Apocalyptic’ floating island of waste in the Maldives: BBC”

  1. Serious question: I'd like to visit the rubbish island. Is it possible?

  2. Absolutely appalling and sickening.The government should be disgraced for allowing this to happen!
    I work at a travel company and we are charged an 'environmental tax' by the Moldavian government for each booking we take for the area, where on earth is this money going? I am deeply saddened that a stunning island has been allowed to be destroyed, let along the surrounding marine life and coral.


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