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World Environment Day: A mountain of plastic garbage at Medan Marelan landfill, Indonesia

Timelapse videos shows local citizens in Indonesia's North Sumatra scavenging items for recycling from a mountain of garbage at a landfill site.

The video was captured on June 2 in Medan Marelan district.

At the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos earlier this year, Indonesian officials pledged to cut marine plastic debris by 70 percent within the next five years and by 2040 aim to achieve a plastic pollution-free country.

Today (Friday) is World Environment Day.
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