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Wading through the lucrative wasteland

The second-hand goods business is booming _ markets are thriving and many reap the benefits of the inevitable waste _ but it's also creating an environmental headache

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  • Writer: Paritta Wangkiat
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When a garbage truck pulls in at tambon Parai landfill, 20-year-old Rot Tha and a dozen fellow Cambodians rush to see what it has brought. 

STOMPING GROUND: A worker walks through a rubbish dump in tambon Parai of Sa Kaeo’s Aranyaprathet district. Unwanted items from Rong Kluea market are dumped here. Photo by Patipat Janthong.

The truck has arrived from nearby Rong Kluea market.

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