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20 Heartbreaking Photos Of Pollution Around The World

Humanity has struggled with pollution since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans mobilized to demonstrate support for environmental action. That date was the beginning of Earth Day celebrated anually around the world. In many Western countries, each person generates 4.3lb (1.95kg) of waste every day. Considered, there are now 7.3 billion people in the world that’s a lot of waste. This causes enormous pollution in many regions. Take a look at these heartbreaking photos of pollution around the world.

1. Bird In Oil Spill

2. Future Of Wildlife

Photo by Raj Dhage Wai

3. Boy Tries To Avoid Scattered Rubbish Floating On A Flooded Street In Shantou, Guangdong Province

4. Boy In Polluted Water

5. Frog In Polluted Water

6. Man Walks By Pipe Discharging Waste Water Into Yangtze River

7. Landscape Full Of Trash In Bangladesh

8. Fake Hong Kong Skyline For Tourists

Fake Hong Kong Skyline For Tourists

Photo by Molly Smith

9. Turtle Trapped In Plastic Waste Couldn’t Grow

Turtle Trapped In Plastic Waste Couldnt Grow

10. Derilect Building In Johannesburg, South Africa

Derilect Building In Johannesburg

11. Cat And Trash At A Beautiful Beach In The Westsahara, Morocco

12. An Elderly Man Uses A Broom To Sweep Away A Burst Of Algal Bloom From The Surface Of A Pond In Order To Bathe In Jiaxing


13. Workers Clean Up Floating Garbage On The Yangtze River

14. Fishermen Row A Boat In The Algae-filled Chaohu Lake In Hefei, Anhui Province

15. Fire At Oil Platform In Gulf Of Mexico, April 2010

16. Young Raccoon With Fishing Lure Caught In Lip

Young Raccoon With Fishing Lure Caught In Lip

17. Electronic Rubbish Usually Ends Up In Third-world Countries (Accra, Ghana)

18. A Mute Swan Builds A Nest Using Plastic Garbage

19. Suffering Seal Not Safe In Its Own Habitat

20. Surfing On A Wave Full Of Trash In Java, Indonesia

Share your thoughts about the photos of pollution and take a look at these Shocking Photos Showing Severe Pollution In China.

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