Living above sea of garbage

Living above sea of garbage

Children outside their home in Manila that sits over a sea of garbage. Poverty and a lack of urban planning have been blamed for pollution in the Philippine capital city of 12 million people.

Yesterday was World Environment Day, an annual initiative by the United Nations to encourage worldwide awareness and action for the environment.

It calls on people around the world to organise events such as clean-up drives or social media campaigns to benefit the environment.

The theme for this year - "Seven billion dreams. One planet. Consume with care" - urges people to manage the earth's natural resources responsibly by not consuming more than what it can sustainably provide.

This article was first published on June 6, 2015.
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