18th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People
Plastic Mine

A child plays with a plastic bag that will burn to warm the rock to make it more brittle. 380M tons of plastic is produced worldwide a year. Production increased exponentially from 2.3M tons in 1950 to 448M by 2015. Every day approximately 8M pieces of plastic pollution find their way into our oceans.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2019
Date Uploaded: 10.2020
Photo Location: Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
Camera: ILCE-7M3
Copyright: © Antonio Aragon Renuncio