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A trash dump on Gili Trawangan island, not far from an eco resort. Around 4 tons of trash, mostly plastic and food from hotels and restaurants, are dumped here every day. The island’s cows spend their days at the dump eating leftovers. The island’s popularity and tourism has grown faster than the necessary infrastructure. RNS photo by Alexandra Radu