People rummage through the filth, sorting into large sacks the materials that cannot be eaten—but can be sold for recycling. Metals, rubber, milk bags, plastics, meat bones, and electronics are some of the most sought-after recyclables. The Nairobi city council does not officially condone this informal system of recycling, which helps to manage the dump. Dandora opened in 1975, and under international environmental laws should have been closed after 15 years. The council says it now has plans to open up another site. Image by Micah Albert. Kenya, 2012.