It is very difficult to watch how children laugh and dance, living in piles of rubbish. The air is filled with harmful fog, which consists of the smoke of burning tires. Toxic gases mingle with the stench of rotting meat and decaying vegetables. All these horrors of the landfill are seen every day by many people living on its territory.
A child swings in a basket in a landfill. Sometimes older children skip school to take care of their younger siblings while their parents work at the landfill.
In continuation of the theme of life and work in landfills, we publish one more, far from the last selection. Mae Sot is a Thai border town. It borders Burma to the west. Burma is known for widespread human trafficking, so many people leave this country and are ready to live even in landfills.
Parents and grandparents are worried about the future of their children.
The people who live in this dump do not look unhappy because they are used to seeing something good in the garbage that surrounds them. They easily invent entertainment for themselves from the garbage, which is steadily brought in from different areas.
To survive in such difficult conditions, every minute of work counts. Life in the landfill is gloomy.
Before reaching the landfill, the truck stops at the official recycling center. Here, employees who are also refugees choose the most valuable things for recycling: thick plastic, glass, paper and tin. Those who live and work in the landfill itself find only the remains of these valuable elements.
Flies, rats and even snakes are constantly found in piles of garbage.
Waste disposal is a very dangerous job. Not only inhalation of toxic elements is dangerous, but also accidental cuts by glass, rusty objects, and much more.