19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Mar de Plástico

Greenhouse fields in southern Spain, also known as ‘Mar de Plástico’ (Sea of Plastic), in the province of Almeria. Around the vicinities of Adra gates hide, not just hectares of greenhouses, but dying lands affected by waste pollution and chemicals. The agroindustrial complex was born in the 60's, during Franco's autarky. Almost sixty years later, this territory of Southern Spain has become the largest greenhouse in the world. The unsustainable invasion of greenhouses has expanded to exceed more than 30,000 hectares of Mediterranean nature. Adra, July 2021.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Almería, Spain
Camera: X-Pro2
Copyright: © Jordi Jon Pardo