european governments have been doing it for years,it is called land reclamation,or land fill.
a solution to the maldives
rubbish problem would be to chip or shred the rubbish then compost it,creating a good source of topsoil for the small vegatable gardens on the atolls.
plastics could also be shredded, and old oil
, used to fire steam generators to power the equipment
for processing the biodegradable waste.
alumilium tins are easily melted down and cast into cooking
copper and tin can be compressed and exported.
1st world technology,can and must work in small,but highly developed communities like the maldives
,where they have the finances to buy the infastructure if they are to survive into the next century