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Step forward to stop pollution by Light and Life -முரளி (Back to BUSSY).

by Muralidharan Alagar from his flickr

“This is the scene through out the train track in Bangalore (may not be in Bangalore alone). Any kind of ditch or hole is filled with garbage. 70% of the content is non-degradable Plastics wastes :-(( Step forward to stop this. Shot this near Byapanahalli station, Bangalore”

– Muralidharan Alagar

DONT USE PLASTIC!:@:@ by krupali.
from her flickr
“This is Juhu beach.. The plastic from the drains is vomited out by the sea in the monsoon, leaving every inch of sand covered with plastic. Don’t use plastic , if you have to – dispose it appropriately”
– Krupali Raiyani
pollution_at_harbour by Mandar Sengupta.
from his flickr
“This was taken during a zoological excursion to study the marine ecosystem at Vizaag and there in the harbour I came across this scenario where few boys are bathing carelessly in the murky waters and the water was polluted beyond imagination.
We have to make these people aware and let them know the minimum standards of life, we have a duty to make them aware about what they think normal in their daily life is far below the standards.
These boys taught about the consequences of water pollution can stop this. God give me the powers to do something for them”
– Mandar Sengupta
Scavengers Tale II by Dr Vivek M.
from his “Scavenger’s Tale”
“One of the most pressing problems of urban living is the disposal of garbage. Although much is being debated about the methods of disposal in view of global warming, a small section of the poor who depend on these large dump yards as the sole means of livelihood seldom gets attention. These workers collect scrap iron, plastic, glass bottles and sell them to dealers through whom it reaches recycling plants. Their daily earnings are between Rs. 150-250 (US $ 3-5) a day”
– Vivek M
22 by Shehzad Noorani.
from his “Children of Black Dust” flickr set

// “Treating it as an ordinary balloon, a young boy blows a used condom by blowing air into it, outside a battery recycling workshop near Tanki Ghat by river Buriganga on the outskirts of Dhaka in Dhaka district. The environment in and around the workshop is full of carbon dust and other waste. Children play in the factory area until they are tired and ready to sleep. Most children have chest and eyes infection. Environment is so polluted, most children suffers from one or the other kind of infections all the time. Some even have streaks of blood coming out of their noses all the time. There are hundreds of other informal factories and workshops inside and on the outskirts of the city of Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh. The industry employs thousands of women and children. All day long women and children break used batteries to get reusable parts and tiny pieces of metal out of them. Once separated, these materials are sent to battery manufacturing factories and workshops that either reuse them or melt them to make other useful materials. While breaking used batteries or even playing, children inhale millions of fine carbon dust particles from the batteries throughout the day. Depending on how much work they do, each of them get between 5-15 Taka per day (US$ 1.00 = Taka 60). It takes a young child 4-12 days to earn just one US dollar. Women and children in these workshops face some of the worst condition of life anywhere in the world. None of the children go to school. Although they work hard and need nutritious food, they hardly eat much. It’s amazing that they still look happy and manage to crack a smile every now and then”

– Shehzad Noorani