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Simon Reeve visits an island of rubbish

Duration: 02:52

On his journey for BBC Two series ‘Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve’, Simon discovers where the Maldives dumps its rubbish. Twenty years ago this was a coral island but now up to 300 tonnes of trash are shipped here every day. Environmentalists are worried that the toxins here are seeping into the sea.

Available since: Thu 26 Apr 2012

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Indian Ocean with Simon Reeve Oman to the Maldives

Simon Reeve travels from Oman to the Maldives via Mumbai, the Indian Ocean's biggest port.

First broadcast: 20 May 2012

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