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Waste amidst Nowhere

Posted by
Nitin (Mayenne, France) on 25 February 2013 in Plant & Nature.

"Today we're dumping 70 million tons of global-warming pollution into the environment, and tomorrow we will dump more, and there is no effective worldwide response. Until we start sharply reducing global-warming pollution, I will feel that I have failed."
Al Gore

In the middle of nowhere, sailing half hour into the Sumidero Canyon, you are presented with some disgusting sights, with pain your stomach and trouble your eye, which unsettle your nerves and which scare your senses - that is this where we are heading? Aren't there better ways we can treat these objects? Is not there a better alternative to plastic and those mineral water and coke and pepsi bottles?

Sad but true, but over 60% of all the waste I saw, or may be 70% was all plastic waste, which has flown in from the little streams through the forests and through the neighboring hillocks into this place here.

On this side of the world my wife and I finally reached Hanoi this afternoon, after our delayed flight from Shanghai to HK yesterday. We had to stay overnight at HK but did not really have a chance to explore the city. Hanoi is beautiful, it's crowded, it's exciting.

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Really ? . . Pollution ? So sad to see.

25 Feb 2013 5:50am

Ian Smith from London, United Kingdom

Terrible mess!

25 Feb 2013 10:13am

ordinaryimages from Kentucky Bluegrass, United States

AL Gore is a single source of pollutants in his own right. best…jf

25 Feb 2013 7:14pm

destani from mashhad, Iran

Great shot ! very nice .5*****

25 Feb 2013 7:57pm

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

WOW! This is scary! An nobody does anything about it.

26 Feb 2013 4:39am

franz from Baden, Austria

a shocking - but necessary - reminder that things have indeed gone too far! unfortunately, as you point out, these things happen in places where one least expects them !!!
on the positive side, though, i also know of places that used to look like this but were cleaned up and have NOT returned to this sad state ... so, perhaps man is able to learn from past mistakes after all ;-)

26 Feb 2013 10:29am

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