Martin Holik, Albanian Dump, from PRIVATE 48 – Economic inequalities, pp. 08-11[I]n Durres in Albania there’s a big garbage dump that lies on the shores of the contaminated Porto Romano area. Hundreds of human trash recyclers search in tons of smouldering garbage: the majority of the searchers are families with children for whom recycling is a regular job.
The children very often eat the food they find on the dump, none of them go to school and they suffer from skin disease. Many of them sniff glue, the drug of the poorest. The inhabitants of Porto Romano say that the end of the world is in Albania.