Estero de Binondo stream in the Chinatown area of Manila is covered with itinerant homes to the degree that the stream is no longer visible. It is choked with plastic waste. Hardly believable, the stream in this photo is on the left side of the frame. Itinerant residents will be relocated to Bulacan, a settlement in the north. Although the Pasig was cleaned up with major effort, plastic still flows from here into the river making the Philippines one of the top three countries the world a contributor to polluting the oceans with plastics.
- RANDY OLSON
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- Plastic or Planet? National Geographic magazine 3/2018