Thilafushi Kuni Gondu, Maldives. Photo source: ©© Hani Amir
Imagine if you were confronted with overwhelming plastic pollution every single day.
That’s life for Rajeesh, the supervisor and resident of Thilafushi, an artificial “trash island” in the Maldives where 300 to 400 tons of trash are dumped every day…
Paradise Lost: Filmmakers Document the Maldives’ Trash Island, Weather News- Travel (10-06-2014)
It may be known as a tropical paradise, an archipelago of 1,200 coral islands in the Indian Ocean. But the traditional image of the Maldives hides a dirty secret: the world’s biggest rubbish island: Thilafushi.
Paradise lost on Maldives’ rubbish island, Guardian UK (01-02-2009)
It may be known as a tropical paradise, an archipelago of 1,200 coral islands in the Indian Ocean. But the traditional image of the Maldives hides a dirty secret: the world’s biggest rubbish island…
This Island Is A Toxic Bomb In The Center Of Paradise, Bloomberg News, (03-09-2013)
Hundreds of tons of solid waste and toxic material from Malé and luxury hotels on nearby islands are unloaded on Thilafushi every day.The amount of waste continues to grow as more and more tourists flock to the islands…
In Pictures: Maldives ‘rubbish island’ turns paradise into dump, Guardian UK
Thilafushi receives hundreds of tonnes of rubbish from other islands in the Maldives every day. Sixteen years ago it was an unspoilt coral reef…
Plastic Pollution, Coastal Care
“The unprecedented plastic waste tide plaguing our oceans and shores, can become as limited as our chosen relationship with plastics, which involves a dramatic behavioral change on our part…”