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India's trash mountains are a fetid symbol of the country's plastic problem

New Delhi (CNN)Ravidas in New Delhi is a slum like no other.Its alleys are spotless, its drains regularly washed down with water and its houses painted in bright crayon colors and decorated with plants.There are no fetid open sewers brimming with human waste. Piles of trash do not line every alley. The residents of this proud community run a tight, environmentally conscious ship."Everyone is working together to keep it clean because this is where they live," said Kishwar Jahan, 60, the self-appointed leader of this 350-person slum in the east of the Indian capital."If you walk further down from our house it is dirty because people are not responsible enough," she said. Ravidas' residents know that India has a trash problem and are trying to ...