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PHOTOS: 'Trash mountain' rises out of Mumbai, India as the city runs out of places to store waste


Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Thursday, March 26, 2015, 5:32 PM -

Earlier this month startling images out of Mumbai, India were published online of the Deonar landfill -- one of the largest trash sites on the planet.

The area accounted for roughly 6 percent of India's trash between 2011 and 2012, the Huffington Post reports.


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More than 500 trucks a day dump trash at the site, contributing to an enormous mountain of waste. That has spilled over into the city, with countless streets lined with bottles, plastic and rotting produce.

A 2013 report by the World Bank suggests urban residents are throwing away 1.3 billion tonnes per year -- and that number is expected to increase to 2.2 billion tonnes per year by 2025.

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Sources: Getty Images | Huffington Post | World Bank

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