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Naples residents open trash market

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ROME, February 20 (RIA Novosti) - A flea market selling goods dumped in Naples's rubbish has opened in the center in an attempt to ease the city's trash woes by recycling waste, the Corriere della Sera newspaper said on Wednesday.

The market on the Corso Garibaldi (Garibaldi Street) sells second-hand shoes, old DVDs, kitchenware, damaged furniture, lighters and even used dummies.

"Corso Garibaldi could have become a symbol of Naples, but instead it has been dubbed 'the street of disgrace,'" the newspaper wrote.

The garbage crisis struck Naples and the surrounding Campania region in December after garbage collectors stopped collecting waste as dumps were full and there was nowhere to take it.

The region has been plagued by similar incidents for more than a decade. Officials say local bureaucrats and organized crime groups, which make a profit by disposing of waste in illegal dumps, were responsible for the crisis.

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