With the future feeling view, Kadir van Lohuizen has traveled to a crazy report on the garbage trade that is covering the planet. WATCH that stuff!

There are pictures that catch the moment, and they perfectly describe an event, others capable of capturing a phenomenon with a consciousness of the future that goes well beyond the instant in which they were taken.

And those from Kadrin are proofs because they show us how we are changing our planet. To understand that you can act actively work now, watch live the Earth via Google Engine.

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È l’olandese Kadir van Lohuizen a ricevere il primo premio nella sessione storie della categoria Ambiente del World Press Photo 2018. Ha vinto un’immagine che cattura un ragazzo quasi sommerso da un carico abnorme di bottiglie di plastica. Una metafora dell’uomo che verrà inghiottito dalla sua propria produzione di scarti. Un’allucinazione che è già realtà.

The Dutch Kadir van Lohuizen receives the first prize in the stories section of the World Press Photo 2018 Environment category. He won thanks to the image that captures a boy almost submerged by an abnormal load of plastic bottles. A metaphor of man that will be swallowed up by his own production of waste. A hallucination that is already reality.

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Discarica di Olusosun, Nigeria© Kadir van Lohuizen/NOOR

Here in Lagos, Nigeria, at the Olusosun landfill, over 3,000 tons of garbage arrive here every day, where climate change can be seen, touched and sniffed.

Over 4,000 people, most of whom live there, dig every day in the trash, with their hands, looking for everything that also has a recognizable minimum value, that can be resold, recycled.
(… a cold shiver runs through me writing this post).

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TODAY WE PRODUCE 10 TIMES OF WASTE THAN A CENTURY ago. the right feature feeling shows this RHYTHM IS NO LONGER SUSTAINABLE.

The report by Kadir van Lohuizen is from July 2017 and expresses, today more than in the past, the whole focus of the world debate. The two questions we all found the solution to too:

  • the responsibility for the maintenance of the ecosystem is ours, citizens and governors togheter,
  • above all we must do something now, immediately, for a sustainable future.

“Wasteland” is the series of images of the exhibition that shows how the pollution produced by humans is transforming from 2016 the six largest megacities in mountains of rubbish heaps:

  • Jakarta,
  • Tokyo,
  • Lagos,
  • New York,
  • São Paulo,
  • Amsterdam.

Their garbage was destined for China but since 2018 it has closed the garbage trade.

Washing of plastic bags, in Bantar Gabang, Indonesia © Kadir van Lohuizen / NOOR

China has closed the garbage trade.

The Chinese government is planning the don’t import garbage by the end of 2019, the legal import one. But the production from the magacities does not slow down therefore, fueling the illegal “recycling”.

Landfills and slums are full of garbage and the last World Economic Forum, held between January 22nd and 25th, 2019 in Davos-Klosters in Switzerland, confirmed that if we continue with these figures by 2050 there will be more plastic than it floats in the oceans of how many fish are present today.

During the forum all the main exponents, not only politicians such as Al Gore, a well-known activist agains environmental pollution, but above all the public, such as the candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize, the youngest candidate Greta Thunberg, took part.
 

David Attenborough says 'The Garden of Eden is no more'

‘We have changed the world so much that scientists say we are now in a new geological age, the Anthropocene – the Age of Humans.’Watch more of Sir David Attenborough’s Crystal Awards speech here: https://wef.ch/2R7TjdI #wef19

Pubblicato da World Economic Forum su Mercoledì 23 gennaio 2019

 

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THE HUMAN KIND IS PRODUCING TOO MANY GARBAGE, NEVER AS BEFORE. THE WORLD BANK DEMONSTRATEs AS THE WORLD GENERATES 3.5 MILLION TONS OF SOLID WASTE, EVERY DAY, 10 TIMES THE NUMBER OF 100 YEARS AGO.

A largest number of garbage is due to

  • the growing population increase (over 7 billion, estimated),
  • the growing economic prosperity, which also feeds growth,
  • and because countries are getting richer.

On the other hand it is clear that the garbage composition is today more complex because it has:

  • many more envelopes from all objects,
  • the presence of electronic components,
  • and more parts to broke apart and thrown away
  • and less organic parts, the only ones that could be self-recycled.

Don’t stand there helpless, get busy now!

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Sources

Nature, Environment: Waste production must peak this century:
Daniel HoornwegPerinaz Bhada-Tata Chris Kennedy.
https://www.nature.com/news/environment-waste-production-must-peak-this-century-1.14032#/b2

Financial Times, Why the world’s recycling system stopped working:
Leslie Hook and John Reed.
https://www.ft.com/content/360e2524-d71a-11e8-a854-33d6f82e62f8

World Press Photo: https://www.worldpressphoto.org/collection/photo/2018/28831/1/2018-Kadir-van-Lohuizen-OTS-AJ-(1)

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