Alarming Pictures Of Plastic Pollution Through The World

A selection of images to raise awareness about plastic pollution.


This picture was taken on July 16, 2018, shows volunteers picking up plastic bottles in a recycling center led by a Buddhist nun lucrative organization in Taïpei. Taïwan started recycling plastic over ten years ago and today, the state reached a rate of 70% of recycling according to the Environmental Protection Administration. (© Chris Stowers/AFP)


Teresita Gapayao, 51, a scavenger for 12 years, wades through garbage using a makeshift raft made from Styrofoam on the Estero de Vitas rivers in Tondo, Manila on Thursday. Gapayao collects plastic bottles, earning an average of $3 a day. The annual Earth Day, which is to be celebrated Friday, marking its 46th year, is a global movement calling for environmental protection.. (© Noel Celis/AFP)

Piles of plastic garbage shot on the beach of the coastal city of Khalde, south of the Lebanese capital Beirut, on September 22, 2016. (© Joseph Eid/AFP)

This picture was taken on September 17, 2015. It shows a Chinese laborer sorting out plastic bottles for recycling in Dong Xiao Kou village, on the outskirt of Beijing. China is one of the most polluting countries in the world. In 2018, China's CO2 emissions surged despite clean energy gains. (© Fred Dufour/AFP)


Sheep and lambs graze in a field which is covered with plastic bags blown from the nearby open waste dump in Entressen, near Marseille (France) following recent strong winds in this November 26, 2004. (© Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP)

A picture was taken on July 13, 2017, shows the River Makelele which flows from Kinshasa into the Congo River, full of plastic bottles and rubbish, in Kinshasa. (© John Wessels/AFP)

Yamuna Pollution Woes Increase With The Conclusion Of Durga Idol in the Yamuna River on the occasion of the Durga Puja festival, the banks of the river at Yamuna river bank, near ISBT Kudsia Ghat, on October 20, 2018, in New Delhi, India. Every year after the Idol immersion, the situation of river Yamuna worsen. It is considered one of the most polluted in the country. (© Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)


The scavenger sorts out the waste for recycled material at the garbage dump in Lhokseumawe, on November 24, 2018, Aceh, Indonesia. According to reports, the Indonesian Plastic Industry Association (INAPLAS) and the Indonesian Central Statistics Agency (BPS), plastic waste in Indonesia reaches 64 million tons per year. 3.2 million tons of plastic waste are dumped into the sea, and around 85,000 tons of plastic bags are wasted into the environment or land. (© Fachrul Reza/Barcroft Images/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

A Philippine boy picks plastic waste from floating rubbish on the water near the Roxas Boulevard along the Manila Bay on August 24, 2007, in Manila, Philippines. According to reports, environmental protection organizations are increasingly concerned about the plastic pollution of Manila Bay. (© China Photos/Getty Images)

On October 30, 2018, beach in Naples covered with plastic waste and debris brought by the storm a few days before. The bad weather that struck Naples has caused a lot of damage and inconvenience also on the beaches. (© Salvatore Laporta/KONTROLAB/LightRocket via Getty Images)


On January 23, 2019, in Bangladesh, plastic trash is burning on the shore of river Buriganga, in Kamrangirchar Thana. (© K M Asad/LightRocket via Getty Images)

A herd of cows searching for food amid the trash at the garbage dump in Lhokseumawe in Aceh, Indonesia, on November 24, 2018. (© Fachrul Reza/Barcroft Images/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

A woman drying plastic bags to recycle on the bank of Buriganga River in Dhaka, Bangladesh on November 7, 2018. Buringanga River is the most polluted river in the country due to extensive dumping of industrial and human waste. (© Rehman Asad/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

By Donnia Ghezlane-Lala, published on 27/03/2019