05/29/2012 11:41 am ET Updated May 30, 2012

Garbage In Paradise: Inside The Maldives' Trash-Only Island

Out of sight, out of mind is generally the rule of thumb around the globe when it comes to the garbage we create every day. No matter how religious we might be about recycling, invariably each one of us is still responsible for filling a garbage bag or two each week, which then gets sets out on the curb, and—poof!—magically disappears.

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