20 December 2011

MEXICO: DF Closes World's Largest Open Air Garbage Dump.


     In an effort to reduce greenhouse emissions...Mexico City has closed its main rubbish dump...Bordo Poniente.
     Bordo was described as one of the world's biggest open-air landfills...with more than 12,000 tons of waste each day.
     Some rubbish is buried more than 17m/56 feet deep.
     The closure will displace hundreds of scavengers.
     The government said it will help them find formal jobs in waste processing.