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.
This noxious dump is so huge that India’s Supreme Court has said it may need warning lights at the top to protect aircraft.