International Day of Zero Waste: Chile’s Atacama desert, a clothing graveyard

March 30 marks the International Day of Zero Waste. Between 2000 and 2015, global clothing production doubled. Europe and North America export some of their unsold and discarded clothes to Chile. In the north of the country, textile waste accumulates and often ends its life in the wild dumps of the Atacama desert. The situation is getting worse, despite increasing attention from the authorities. FRANCE 24’s Juliette Chaignon and Guillaume Gosalbes report from the Iquique region, with Josh Vardey. 

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