25 Pictures That Epitomize Indonesia's Rubbish Problem

According to Antara News, Indonesia produces 5.4 million tons of plastic every year. Where does it all go? A lot of it goes into landfills, where it begins a 450 year decomposition process- others sit in rivers, lakes, beachfronts, sidewalks, heaps and dumps. It's a blight on what is actually a beautiful country.

These 25 photos only further reiterate that change is needed.


1) No Grass to Graze

2) Generation Y (?)

3) Kuta Beach, Island of the Gods

guardian.com // Agung Parameswara/Getty Images

guardian.com // Agung Parameswara/Getty Images

4) Labuan Bajo, Flores

5) A River Lies Beneath

theguardian.com  //  Bagus Indahono/EPA

theguardian.com  //  Bagus Indahono/EPA

6) Where's Wally?

theguardian.com // Javad Tizmaghz 

theguardian.com // Javad Tizmaghz 

7) Bantar Gebang Landfill

theguardian.com // Javad Tizmaghz 

theguardian.com // Javad Tizmaghz 

8) Bantar Gebang Landfill 2

theguardian.com // Javad Tizmaghz 

theguardian.com // Javad Tizmaghz 

9) When's His Playtime?

10) Kenjeran Beach

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edition.com

11) Surfin' PVC

12) Landfill Lunacy

13) A Family Business

14) The Dead Sea

15) Stand Up Paddle, Ciliwung

16) Too Gnarly

17) Chariots of Rubbish

18) Not Quite Waterbom (Cilincing) 

19) Streetart, Ancol

20)  The Venice of Asia

21) Dinner with a View, Sulawesi

22) Not A Hobby

23) Hygiene, 101

24) The Cholesterol of the Citarum River Artery

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25) Is This Really Indonesia?


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