Plastic bags floating in the water seem to glow in the late evening light in Guanabara Bay. An additional obstacle for the sailing events, scheduled to take place in the bay during the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.
Lixo nas margens do Rio Negro é cada vez mais freqüente. É comum ver pessoas vindas de outras regiões do Brasil e do mundo se assustarem com a quantidade de lixo depositada nas margens do rios e igarapés.
View the extent of plastics pollution on Hong Kong’s remotest beach on the southernmost of the Soko Islands. Not only are mounds of accumulated plastic filth an eyesore, they present a potential health hazard, too.
Is this a photograph of a crashed alien space craft? No it’s an upturned plastic cigarette lighter on a beach. The picture is part of a body of work by Andy Hughes who has been photographing beach litter for nearly 20 years.