Mexico, Brazil and South Korea’s all claim to possess the world’s largest landfill. We’re not sure why they want the title.
The manager of Mexico’s Bordo Poniente says that the landfill beats South Korea’s Sudokwon Landfill in terms of surface area, but is a little behind in volume received.
The 3,000 scavengers going through the trash at Rio de Janiero’s Jardim Gramacho landfill, the third contender, are the subject of this year’s Oscar nominated documentary Waste Land. They collect around 200 tons of recyclable material per day. [read]