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Manila — Armed with gloves, rubber boots and a rake, “Mangrove Warrior” Willer Gualva comes to Freedom Island in the Philippines almost every day to stop it being engulfed by trash.

No-one lives on the island, yet each morning its shores are covered in garbage, much of it single-use sachets of shampoo, toothpaste, detergent and coffee that are carried out to sea by the rivers of overcrowded Manila...

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