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Aegean Rebreath founder George Sarelakos (center) hands a netted bag of marine litter to volunteers on the main pier of the Greek island of Poros. Joanna Kakissis for NPR hide caption

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Meet Greece's Marine Trash Collectors Diving To Keep Their Sea Beautiful

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The world's second-biggest garbage dump is in Brasilia. It has been growing since the 1950s, when city planners failed to factor in proper facilities for trash disposal, and now occupies the equivalent of 250 football fields. Philip Reeves/NPR hide caption

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As A Massive Garbage Dump Closes In Brazil, Trash-Pickers Face An Uncertain Future

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Garbage lies north of Beirut in 2017, after it washed away from a nearby seaside dump. Beirut and its suburbs generate some 3,000 tons of garbage per day. Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Environmentalists Warn Of Mediterranean Pollution From Lebanon Land Reclamation

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