refuse heap


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As a result several refuse heaps appeared on the parks.
The study was conducted by researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society who compared fish recently caught in coastal Kenya with the bones of fish contained in ancient Swahili refuse heaps in order to understand how to rebuild the current fisheries.
Researchers compared fish recently caught in coastal Kenya with the bones of fish contained in ancient Swahili refuse heaps in order to understand how to rebuild the current fisheries.
However, they often contain hills of loose materials in stockpiles or refuse heaps that can easily collapse and cause deadly rollovers.
The other is that the refuse heaps have been compounded by the involvement of the local Mafia, the Camorra, which found that garbage was nearly as profitable - and a lot less risky - than such traditional pursuits as running drugs.
Like other products salvaged from the refuse heaps, "Most of what comes from the landfill is contaminated and not of sufficient quality," said Recycle CEO Maria Luz Herrera.
The farmer, when interviewed, explained that the refuse heaps were created during renovation work on the foundations of the farmhouse.
Hundreds of children in Iran, Pakistan, Indonesia and elsewhere -- some of them five or six years old -- spend their days working in factories, mines, sweatshops, markets and building sites or sorting through refuse heaps.
They have a caste of ragpickers, for instance, whose lot in life is to collect rags from refuse heaps.
Finally, we should see that refuse heaps could have developed a particular symbolism, in certain societies assuming connotations of affluence and social success, even becoming marks of territorial dominance.