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chilean desert is a dumping ground for old clothes with cheap, easy to buy, worn, briefly, or not told, then thrown away this kind of consumption creates mountains of textile waste. but its activity encouraged by the fast fashion industry. some produces boast up to $24.00 different collections per year. since 2000 global clothing production has doubled every year to an annual total of $100000000000.00 items. the fashion industry also emits more than $1200000000.00 tons of c o 2 per year. more than global air and ship travel combined. and yet 4300000 tons of cost of clothing, land in the trash or even far away in the chilean desk
were in the auto comp desert in northern chile. this is where the global fashion industries, discarded clothing ends up. locals are taking us to the dumb site, past informal settlements, where mainly migrant workers live in makeshift huts without electricity. we drive past the piles of used tires and then mountains of discarded cheap clothing. the stench of chemical vapors hangs in the air. freddy is a local man. he's angry about the desert landfills about, but he's also aware that they give people an income you know, with you and ian vehicle here. some people come here to find clothes for themselves or to sell at 2nd hand markets in town. what about?
there's no one here at the moment because some of the waste was incinerated recently. jennifer jennifer, i'm sorry. the robot. manuel. oh leave us is in charge here. she collects unsold clothing and brings it all here. you know that, oh, i think they love unilateral by that the little buys a bit of the clouds come from all over the wow. if federal bar, you'll effect that sometimes they come from local shops in warehouse as well by telephone. if you would that go masada, i go there and ask if they have any stuff they can give me pony it. but i want to say you as soon as manuel olibo st decides who can help themselves to the piles of discarded textiles, you'll been, dea, a thought i get money from people who come here looking for clouds. yeah, we'll get you about either for themselves or to salanda. that's my livelihood. have gone up that back to yoko about manuel olivas lives in a wooden hut on the dumb side. she and her husband get
a state pension worth the equivalent of 115 euros a month. the money she makes here is much needed extra income. no, not in income plus young vienna. no one takes pity on us dinner. oh, i keep chickens and ducks or were you do? are you doing and i grow some plants. okay. oh well, you've been with us. you in bro, yahoo! in new by alto, spc. oh, authority. see the mountains of used clothes as a nuisance, but the environmental officer says he's powerless to do anything about it. in more than he was a given that business with used clothing is highly lucrative. fidelis, in the free trade zone of a kicker, who import secondhand textiles. there are 53 of these companies and their business model is very profitable. you look at it, but only for them. it's detrimental to the wider community. i'm in the little and i wanna we had to e, kiki, the provincial capital sandwiched between the desert and the pacific. this used to
be a depressed region until the container port was built here. and the free trade zones off recreated. companies operating here enjoy tax exemptions, including apparel importers, unsold and used clothes from around the world, including germany are partly sold to buyers in the region, but an estimated 40 percent ends up in the landfill sites. you can even go medina, it depends what's in the containers at the in some of it's in good condition have an hour, but sometimes we have to throw low quality textiles in the dumb weapon. good venue, sheila, his south americas mean importer of used clothing in neighboring countries. it's illegal or restricted. the result is the vast dumping ground in the desert. we meet dario blanco, head of keke, a free trade zone users association. he says the situation is improving. oh,
boy with a few ok. he thought a what i can say is that the clothing important companies want to help things improve. they want to address the negative impact of their business model. the other the situation is definitely going to change it. but most of the clothing is made of synthetic fabrics and takes years to buy or degrade . this family sifting through the piles of used clothes or refugees from venezuela . they're looking for clothes they can wear and also anything they can sell. and i thought of and the food go that though my 2 children and i came through the desert, let me call it. we had to leave behind our suit, cases containing all our clothes, but we'd have never made it. but i wonder if i've used up all my savings. glad. every where we go. we see refugees who have travelled through the desert despite
the scorching midday sun, those family wants to keep going until they reach e k, where they hope to find work. the city is 200 kilometers away. the family looks exhausted. we normally see it's hot. oh, it took us 4 days to get it from the border. 20 kilometers away on board. we're not making much progress on that, but we haven't lost hope on a therapy. kathy, all my year venezuelan refugees in chile often end up working for a pittance, including here in the landfills site. this one is 12000 kilometers from europe, but it doesn't take long for us to find items that are clearly from germany. it us sites about your problem if, if, if we find discarded videos and a phone book from breyman bowl and cotton socks, that cost for euro's $0.49
a month for the mountain of clothing. in the chilean desert is of symbol of the shocking hidden cost of the global fast fashion industry. best new and native casting session. these little packets might be handy, but they quickly land in the garbage bin and they don't ross. in all web special, we chant the journey of such a sashay from the origins of the raw materials it's made from to its ends on the rubbish heap. we find out why the number of such haze is growing and why they're so lucrative for businesses. and so disastrous for our planet. find out more at d. w dot com slash plastic. the small kingdom of la soto, known as the roof of africa, is one of the world's highest situated countries. as an enclave, it's entirely surrounded by south africa and is largely economically dependent on
it's bigger neighbor button to soto has something very valuable for drought played south africa water. increasingly, however, this provision of water for its neighbor is creating problems for both local people and the ecosystem. water rich, la soto is keeping thirsty south africa alive, but the tiny, landlocked country as paying a high price for it. we didn't anticipate to god damn saying the so to 30 did misery. that is bringing will perhaps i will warn will to the law, i see nothing of the better life that they promised us would rather do. if it were up to me, i would decide against building the damn the needful water islip africa grains high. and the souls of such water remains the little islands were to prove. we have been able to divert water
add to a sub africa, but we are limited by the quality of our environment. the pit i had when i back when the children were growing up, this was a beautiful and peaceful village. we looked out for each other. nobody here went to bed hungry, but look what happens now. people don't trust each other any more. it's just not the same. here in much harbor righty sees village. phase 2 of the le soto highlands water project started 3 years ago. one of 5 damages is being built here to supply water to neighboring south africa. the entire village has been moved to another location warmer the construction work hit us hard. they had promised us jobs, and i wasn't. our children are supposed to be earning something from this, but instead they're out of work for about
a while. other people in south africans get the jobs we go hungry one and they also took our fields till another about glasses, the cornfields and grazing land. now, house construction workers, far from leading to greater prosperity, the dam has brought misery for residence. driving 8000 people from their homes. the water will flow to south africa's financial hub, johannesburg, 400 kilometers away. for the 16000000 people in the city and surrounding province la, so toes dams a vital and already provide 60 percent of their water since the project is financed with south african taxpayers money. eula. kline hans has been monitoring it for a long time. he works for the organisation outer, which seeks to expose corruption and mismanagement me,
urbanized ations taking place and future development, then expansion of business needs more water. the problem is we are only very limited to the water that we have in south africa. we don't have innovative technologies and circulated infrastructure yet to recycle water. and currently we highly rely on the las jonathan's face to scheme to provide future demands. it's one of the largest infrastructure projects in africa and is supposed to benefit both sides. south africa, paisley soto, nearly 70000000 euros a year for the water under so tight uses the dams to generate electricity for its population with the local project manager from the list. so to highlands authority, tulsa, let him 5 years time. the dumb wool will stand bright hair, $5000.00 hectares of land will them be flooded? as we are all away, this kind of projects would have social impacts and environmental impacts. and ha,
we as the project headline number of fi programs, which had been there, is customer lead vocal many desert as ways and means or ha, ha, mitigating against the laws of land. that the laws over there like crazy, ellia fin perpetual. met to sea sick. we heard exactly the same promises 24 years ago when the cap saddam was built. all other dams feet that water into this reservoir, from where its pipe to south africa. sick we works for the se and only legal center . it's hoping local people like here in the village of maha lang to now claim the compensation they were promised. it's a while on yahoo! away down with as everyone knows, yeah, i wrote that you were severely impacted by the construction of the dam. will you? he writes, have been traveled on may about martha. we all know why your water springs have run
dry load my, which i wouldn't have, it would yell will not be it in the walking. can that then we had decided to use the money to get our village connected up to electricity in all yet, but the development authority has done nothing. all look it up. we're still waiting for power in my polling. my bid in the area decry late. i don't know to tell them when i tell you we also promised compensation for the loss of our homeland and the pain we had because of the resettlement. and how could i help? some people here got injured during the move wouldn't be too much to this day. we have not received anything really got a blue moon on the body. i was conceived jill bye to an demo cantico governments of south africa a possibility him and the military regime in minnesota.
those governments did not have mandate from the people they did. and they said need for the review or basically to the project is also threatened by massive soil erosion. the construction of the dams, along with overgrazing and climate change mean more and more soil is being eroded by the rain and ends up in rivers. a sediment in many places only by rock remains totally to say, lay as a consultant for a national project. the aims to protect the photos, rivers, work as hair rebuilding low walls into the hillside to reduce the speed and force of rain water run off and prevent erosion. they also remove invasive shrubs, but what otherwise white powder endemic ponds he's roots help to keep the soil in place with the current erosion the life off. such dems
would be fairly compromised the lifetime, because in no time there will be more full of sediment done. water, so this would be lost investment and therefore we depend largely on biodiversity, the type of visit to the neighbors infiltration of water. oh really? oh oh. which is the space we went to weird for 10 more. yes, there will be time will not be able to produce anything. and then we become a failed state. in my opinion, i read the rings of saving this or letting
me 9 or popular ingredients in cold drinks. the green freights of a cool, delicious refreshment, and a lot of bitter men's to $100.00 milliliters of lime juice contain 30 milligrams of vitamin c less than lemons. but still impressive. mexico is the world's largest exporter of interest rates. in 2020 it exported more than 800000 tons of lemons and limes. now, however, the mafia is getting involved as the evening descends over the yucatan peninsula. w medina gets out his single barrel shotgun. he inherited the 20 gauge harrington from his grandfather. it may be an antique weapon, but it does the job. a good deal. i need the gun to defend my
limes from being stolen. mirabelle rose, i don't want to kill any one. i just shoot into the air and then they run away. decorum, the roller assert and lime prices has turned his found into a growing small fortune. hence the nighttime thieves for them a crate of lines means enough food for several days. let it run through zillow. with paula, they come here and fill up their rugs. actually, sometimes in groups of 5, and they take several crates for about 5000 pieces, worth zeros, siegel cargo federal group of the equivalent of 230 euros losses. that really add up the 76 year old. some time stays out until dawn on the lookout for suspicious activity for her i'll stay out for a little while longer and we'll see if anything moves or if i hear something more
than a 2 hour drive away. marcella avila patrols his families or chips together with his father, brother and nephew. thieves have struck here countless times in the process also destroying the next month. harvest. when the robot, the yet on the rope, as they pack limes into the clothes, they tear at all the trees around them. and in the morning we see that the smaller limes have also fallen off la mancha. you the 2 episodes in mexico's growing plague of lime crime triggered by market price increases, leaving farmers fighting against thieves and customers with high prices would have risen $3.00 or 4 fold since the end of 2021. mexicans is an average of 18 killers of the fried per year. a stable fleet that served with practically every dish. all dessie salvazar back in everything from stews to tacos. you need lives in early
morning. it without, it normally would buy a key low, but these days only a quarter key low because prices have risen so much marcial. but it's comic relieve content on social media with limes depicted as green gold as a cash alternative or a commodity. transported in ahmed security vans as engagement rings for making people millionaires behind the soaring prices. there are several factors, the climate, the season, and the state of me to walk on. the land here ought to be covered in lime green. but fighting cartels left farmers in the crossfire forcing many of them to quit. with them, he bought it or chavez has decided to stand his ground defying the criminals with his own vigilante group. he's the only farmer here, willing to talk on camera. i'm going to have found the others they're afraid of getting killed if they talk as every one he says, pays protection money one way or the other where the for the harvests or their
transportation that gives the cartels a share of profits while pushing a prices. any one refusing to pay up is threatened, or worse, montana kill traders. i'm going in and fixed line prices and then personally more. how is they attack you and dictate how much you have to pay them? and unless you know hopelessly of the complain at a similar manner, well in wiley chavez is determined to carry on the struggle come what may hill was only me see who i lost one of my sons studies and a lot of friends who'd fought alongside me from bunyan mm hm. it's a pain that you're on will very deep. you say you will not let them. other farmers have already fled the violence, leaving behind tens of thousands of trees to wither away with no one to harvest their fries. and that gap in supply on the market is a further reason for the rise in prices back in you can turn the farmers at least
don't have the cartels to worry about just the petty line feed was allowed 1 april monday. local law enforcement provide support for the farmers patrol. squire example police chief nelson avila has been analyzing the thieves tactics. it'll piazza leather m a leather. what do they do? they don't come in through the main entrance. they cut themselves a path through here to gain access to the premises when it got in front of the roof . he hopes prices will come down a little soon and that com will be restored to the community. he currently had his 5 lime thieves a week together with their whole if the, if for employees that this batch here is stolen goods look into this and the themes won't say where they're from them. so that means we don't know who to return the meeting on some of those apprehended. i'll repeat offenders, but there is little the police can do to the frustration of the farmers and order it by family mournful the quantity stolen by each individual is too small to charge
them up. so they're held in custody for $24.00 or 36 hours. whether it's a facial, some of them have to do a little cleaning work somewhere before they're released within. sadly made out this night has been a calm and quiet one for lime farmer, david medina. he summoned a sharmen in order to keep it that way. together they make a sacrificial offering of herbs to the sacred deities. so they be asked to name was an error. so we do this because we have faith that will work so that we're able to harvest our fruit, want dinner. and i also pray for the line prices to stabilize so that farmers like him can earn enough and sleep peacefully again. this li, current label team comes from the nevin and i have a global team. and i started
karate when i was 5 years old. honestly, i used to find it a bit boring summer, but my father continued encouraging me to go to training agenda. i participated in many international and regional competitions. my name is no ma'am mazin. i'm 15 years old and i live in tripoli, lebanon. although my father was the manager of the program department, a at a company called soft wave and is one of for partners of the company. and my mother is a french teacher and has a ph. d. he abandoned with many kids don't like school, but i do, i get to hang up with my friends and benefit from my education. is that with them
about that, but when i'm older, i want to be a lawyer, but it's everything is heading towards technology. i'd like to be something in between a lawyer and a computer engineer. but on, in europe, of course, their lives are probably better. they have more freedom and more development. i'm on the other hand, in some countries like in africa, life is hard and they struggle to get basic necessities. sa, been submitted by ha, it might have been on the day when now, the corona virus is a globe problem, and in my opinion, poverty is a social dilemma. it can be into many things such as murder, drug abuse, and insecurity. and hopefully there can be a solution for poverty,
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