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Residents are seen at their near a dump site in Manila

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Residents are seen at their hut near a dump site in Manila. The Philippines’ financial capital banned disposable plastic shopping bags and styrofoam food containers on Thursday, as part of efforts to curb rubbish that exacerbates deadly flooding.

An Afghan boy searches for recyclable garbage at the site where the garbage of the city is dumped in Herat, Afghanistan, 12 June 2013. World Day Against Child Labor will be observed on 12 June across the world including Afghanistan to raise awareness and contribute to ending child labor. The theme of this year's "No to child labour in domestic work".

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A scavenger, surrounded by a flock of Greater Adjutant birds, collects plastic for recycling at a dump site on World Environment Day in the northeastern Indian city of Guwahati June 5, 2013.

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A scavenger, surrounded by Greater Adjutant birds, collects plastic for recycling at a dump site in the northeastern Indian city of Guwahati on Wednesday, World Environment Day

People collect garbage to be sorted and sold to nearby recycling centres in a district near Najaf, 160 km (99 miles) south of Baghdad.

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People collect garbage to be sorted and sold to nearby recycling centres in a district near Najaf, 160km (99 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq.

A young Syrian boy holds a bag as he collects plastic and metal items in a garbage dump in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on April 17, 2013. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov criticised the Friends of Syria grouping of Western and Arab countries opposed to the rule of President Bashar al-Assad as negative for dialogue.

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A young Syrian boy holds a bag as he collects plastic and metal items in a garbage dump in the city of Aleppo, northern Syria on Wednesday. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov criticised the Friends of Syria grouping of Western and Arab countries opposed to the rule of President Bashar al-Assad as negative for dialogue.