We produce 11.2 billion tonnes of waste every year

I remember going to the Philippines some years ago and being appalled when I visited a community in a poor area of Manila. This community is settled in a place called “Trash Mountain.”

This community lives in the landfill of the city.

Their main source of income is to find wood within the trash and burn it to make coal, which they can then sell. The community I visited is only one of so many communities throughout the world that live in a landfill or landfill-like situation. This led me to think a bit more about the…