Hulene garbage dump, Mozambique

Hulene is Maputo’s only landfill. About 1 600 tonnes of garbage is dumped here daily, overflowing the walls of the dump and spreading into the surrounding residential area.This is also the workplace for the less fortunate, who are scavenging around broken glass, toxic flames and empty cans is search for food and materials that could be sold. Hulene is the result of decades of uncontrolled urbanisation. I visited the dump together with Amor, an organisation that actively promotes recycling in Mozambique. Head over to their webpage to see how they are trying to turn things around: www.associacao-mocambicana-reciclagem.org

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