Trash as landfill. Some people’s way of life.

Unfortunately, this is how many parts of the world look. A piece of land in the middle of many houses becomes the garbage dump and serves as a landfill. Unlike the American way of landfills where there are layers of dirt mixed in with the trash, this trash is just sitting on top of the water mixed with rocks, shrubs and muck…giving you that lovely trash field for a backyard.

And here is a great video of a group of people researching the effects of plastic in our oceans. (5 Gyres Project)

I am researching ways to recycle this plastic that is so readily found on all the shores here in Utila. If you are have any ideas for helping with this plastic problem, please let me know.