|The vast city of Caracas at night.|
I ran into this article about garbage collection issues in Caracas, Venezuela. It is really a rather fascinating read. I think it provides excellent context for understanding the social, environmental, and political issues the country is facing.
While there is a ton of interesting information in the article, one tidbit stuck out. The main landfill in Caracas is nearly full and unless it opens a new landfill, the country will have to move into recycling or waste to energy.
But, that is just a small issue compared to the day to day issues associated with garbage collection and management in the city.