A father and son on a makeshift boat made from styrofoam paddle through a garbage filled river as they collect plastic bottles that they can sell in junkshops in Manila on Thursday
Boys play as cows graze through garbage at the Deonar landfill site in Mumbai, India. Mumbai is running out of space for its waste, and Deonar, Asia’s oldest and largest dumpsite, is bursting
A woman picks up recyclable materials, as seagulls look for food, at a dump site of a garbage disposal plant in Dalian, Liaoning province on Friday
A boy carries recyclable materials past greater adjutant storks at a garbage dumping site on the outskirts of Gauhati, India
Rag pickers collect recyclable material at a garbage dump in New Delhi, India on Wednesday
Girls carry bags of plastic items and tins as rubbish pickers sift through garbage at the Maputo municipal garbage dumping site in Maputo on Tuesday
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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 city’s landfill in Herat, Afghanistan.
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, 160km (99 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq.