India’s Taj Mahal of trash is a toxic nightmare

New Delhi’s “rubbish mountain” just keeps growing and growing.

The Taj Mahal, the famous 240-foot-high tomb, is India’s best known landmark. But now a different sort of tomb, New Delhi’s Ghazipur landfill — dubbed “rubbish mountain” — is projected to surpass that height next year, creating a very different mark on the land.

This Taj Mahal of trash, larger than 40 football fields, is 213 feet tall and rising more than 30 feet a year.

Every day it adds 2,000 tons of new trash. It’s emblematic of a world awash in trash, with our oceans saturated in plastic, and China now refusing to take U.S. recycled waste.

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