[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] Plastic trash pollution on beach of Labuan Bajo (Flores Island).
It is sad to see that in that small fishing town which is the gateway to the Komodo Islands, a nearby protected nature reserve famous for a species of large lizards (called Komodo dragons). The area also has some of the world’s best scuba-diving spots.
Unfortunately, indigenous people are still used to throw away trash on road sides and in rivers (which was fine when all that trash was biodegradable, before the invention of plastic). They don’t have good waste disposal or recycling facilities. So all the plastic trash ends up in the ocean, and then is washed-up on shore. It’s particularly ugly at low tide.
This is a major environmental problem that affects all developing countries.
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