Wednesday, April 25, 2018

‘Mountains and mountains of plastic': life on Cambodia's polluted coast

Looking down into the water that lies beneath the ramshackle houses of Sihanouk, Cambodia, it is hard to imagine that the sea is there at all. Instead, there is dense layer upon layer of plastic waste clogging the water, piling up around poles that support the wooden homes, carpeting the beach.
Photographs from Sihanouk in the country’s south west
reveal locals living amid a staggering tide of plastic pollution
New images of from Sihanouk, in the country’s south west, depict in horrifying detail the extent of Cambodia’s growing problem of plastic pollution and how the tide of unbiodegradable rubbish has become part of the fabric of the lives of communities living in poverty.


Read the story by Hannah Ellis-Peterson from The Guardian - “‘Mountains and mountains of plastic': life on Cambodia's polluted coast.”

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