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25 Pictures That Epitomize Indonesia’s Rubbish Problem

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25 Pictures That Epitomize Indonesia’s Rubbish Problem

According to Antara News, Indonesia produces 5.4 million tonnes 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, beach fronts, 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
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wikimedia.org

2) Generation Y (?)
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wikimedia.org

 3) Kuta Beach, Island of the Gods
guardian.com // Agung Parameswara/Getty Images

guardian.com // Agung Parameswara/Getty Images 

4) Labuan Bajo, Flores
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medium.com

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?

theguardian.com // Javad Tizmaghz  

10) Kenjeran Beach
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edition.com

11) Surfin’ PVC
coolerlifestyle.com

coolerlifestyle.com

12) Landfill Lunacy
studiofynn.com

studiofynn.com

13) A Family Business
dailymail.co.uk

dailymail.co.uk

14) The Dead Sea
dailymail.co.uk

dailymail.co.uk 

15) Stand Up Paddle, Ciliwung
dailymail.co.uk

dailymail.co.uk 

16) Too Gnarly
dailymail.co.uk

dailymail.co.uk

17) Chariots of Rubbish
travelmatekamu.com

travelmatekamu.com

18) Not Quite Waterbom (Cilincing)
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able2know.org 

19) Streetart, Ancol
pasarsampah.com

pasarsampah.com 

20) The Venice of Asia
kaskus.co.id

kaskus.co.id

21) Dinner with a View, Sulawesi
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matthewoldfield.com 

22) Not A Hobby
dailymail.co.uk

dailymail.co.uk

23) Hygiene, 101
dailymail.co.uk

dailymail.co.uk 

24) The Cholesterol of the Citarum River Artery
dailymail.co.uk

dailymail.co.uk

25) Is This Really Indonesia?
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lollitop.blogspot.com

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