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An Environmental Alarm Bell: Iran’s Plastics Farms

June 25, 2019
1 min read
An Environmental Alarm Bell: Iran’s Plastics Farms
An Environmental Alarm Bell: Iran’s Plastics Farms
An Environmental Alarm Bell: Iran’s Plastics Farms
An Environmental Alarm Bell: Iran’s Plastics Farms
An Environmental Alarm Bell: Iran’s Plastics Farms
An Environmental Alarm Bell: Iran’s Plastics Farms
An Environmental Alarm Bell: Iran’s Plastics Farms
An Environmental Alarm Bell: Iran’s Plastics Farms
An Environmental Alarm Bell: Iran’s Plastics Farms
An Environmental Alarm Bell: Iran’s Plastics Farms
An Environmental Alarm Bell: Iran’s Plastics Farms
An Environmental Alarm Bell: Iran’s Plastics Farms

The environment is being damaged and threatened by numerous pollutants in many countries around the world. One long-term major pollutant is, of course, plastic. Iran’s consumption of plastics is three times the global average. With a daily production of 500 tons of plastics — more than 185,000 tons per year — Iran is one of the top 10 consumers of disposable utensils in the world. These photographs should sound the alarm bell, loud and clear.

 

Photos: Fatemeh Sadeghzadeh and Mehdi Motamed for the Iranian Students’ News Agency (ISNA)

 

 

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The Wonderful Sahvalan Water Cave, December 19, 2018

Barberry Harvest in South Khorasan, December 17, 2018

Their Ancestral Land, December 6, 2018

Autumn Rain in Tehran, November 22, 2018

Vintage Auto Show in Isfahan, November 18, 2018

Campaign to Save Iran's Yew Trees, October 15, 2018

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