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Kulusuk Dump - East Greenland


Like many isolated communities around the world, dealing with waste without any real infrastructure to do so is a problem. The traditional Inuit thing to do apparently is to open the door and sweep it out. When waste consisted entirely of things that were biodegradable this wasn't a problem. The same attitude unfortunately seems to still prevail, though now there is far more waste to deal with and much of it isn't biodegradable.

The answer seems to be to throw it loosely towards one part of the town near the sea (and I mean loosely as it's strewn over a very large area, this is just the center). Presumably just under the surface of the sea in this little bay is a continuation of this dump that topples/blows into the sea.

Picture copyright Paul Ward 2009. Pentax digital equipment.

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