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from epSos.de flickr page

“Free, beautiful picture of waste pollution and trash disposal at the garbage beach of Malaysia.

The plastic bottles on this beach could be collected and send into recycling or waste management facility. The garbage on this beach alone is worth thousands of Euros. The pollution with trash comes to this beautiful Malaysian beach from the Chinese sea, where nature destruction is severe because water of rivers and the oceans is used for disposal of hazardous waste. The ocean becomes dirty and polluted.

Sand of the beaches becomes toxic as the bottles are melting in the heat of the sun. This rubbish is not collected by anyone.

Recycling or at least collecting of this trash from the beach would improve the environmental situation and help to ease the global ecological destruction of the limited environment that is disappearing from the map.

Climate change and water pollution are very visible on this Malaysian beach that suffered deforestation and hazardous pollutants which polluted and contaminated nature with plastic junk”

– Mehvan Kurdish

 

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by Alex Marttunen, Environmental Photographer of the Year 2010 (EPOTY) award winner

 

by Misty Keasler from her “Guatemala City Dump” project

“A friend told me about the Guatemala City Dump when he heard I was planning my trip. He said there were many people and children living inside the dump. I made a point to see the dump before returning to the states.
I returned the following December, expressly to spend photographing the dump. It ended up being the most difficult project I have ever worked on, both visually and emotionally.
The dump itself was visually challenging. The whole thing was horribly ugly.”

– Misty Keasler

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by Michael Trenerry from his project “Dundoras Dump”

“Dundoras Dump is located on the outskirts of Nairobi and is in the middle of several residential slum neighbourhoods. The area is divided into five phases. Phase One being the furthest from the dumpsite and Phase Five being next to the dump and the most dangerous.
The area is approximately two and a half square kilometers in size and is home to over 3000 jobs. The people working in the dumpsite do so by their own means. They claim areas and essentially spend their day sorting through either plastic, metal or any other recyclable materials. The health concerns are incredibly high with immense levels of methane in the air.
Children, women and men collect rubbish in their areas & theyn carry them to weight stations where they collect cash for their find in. Most are lucky to make a dollar or two per day.
When rubbish is dumped, intense odours spread through the tip alongside methane from the back of the truck. Most workers within the site have skin infections and once infected can easily lead to other diseases.
Sadly, this wasteland is home to many people. They work, eat and sleep within the dumpside”.

Michael Trenerry

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Colourful Rockpool Cocktail, Isle of Eigg by suewhite.
by Sue White from her flickr
Pieces of plastic of all kinds are being broken up on the rocks into smaller and smaller parts. Each a misleading snack for sealife”
– Sue White