Burningplastic Photos & Videos

2 months ago

Have you ever wondered where your plastic food packaging and film plastic end up when put in the recycling bin?? Mass amounts of our plastic waste make its way to Surabaya, Indonesia mixed in with paper and cardboard bales imported from the Western world and parts of Asia. The plastic is separated from the mixed paper by local paper recyclers in Surabaya. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Our Leadership Programs Manager, @gnarlybeachcleaner, recently captured this footage while doing waste investigations for the upcoming film #storyofplastic . What you are seeing in this video are smokestacks from small tofu factories making tofu for regional distribution. The factories burn our scrap plastic and local plastic sachets as fuel to boil water to make tofu. The toxic dioxin smoke is then pumped straight into the air with no filter. There are hundreds of these tofu operations in the area. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Doshi got a sinus infection within the first day of breathing this air...it is as real as it gets ๐Ÿ˜ท. Communities of people live right next to these factories and children attend schools in the area. The tofu factories provide livelihood for many of the local people and communities. The economic systems made possible by plastic pollution are a complex double edge sword in some parts of the world. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € As gnarly as this is, the fried tofu in the last clip of this video was rather tasty! โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Remember to always seek the truth and to stay stoked, amigos ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿฝ! โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € @prigi.arisandi @yayasan_ecoton @storyofstuff @agentstiv @99brett โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ € #java #indonesia #take3forthesea #stoked #surabaya #algalita #burningplastic #storyofplastic #tofu #factory #fire #toxic #smoke #dioxin #makeitfunmovement #storyofstuffproject at Surabaya, Indonesia

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2 months ago

Have you ever wondered where your plastic food packaging and film plastic end up when put in the recycling bin?? Mass amounts of our plastic waste make its way to Surabaya, Indonesia mixed in with paper and cardboard bales imported from the Western world. The plastic is separated from the mixed paper by local paper recyclers in Surabaya. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € What you are seeing in this video are smokestacks from small tofu factories making tofu for regional distribution. The factories burn our scrap plastic and local plastic sachets as fuel to boil water to make tofu. The toxic dioxin smoke is then pumped straight into the air with no filter. There are hundreds of these tofu operations in the area. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € I got a sinus infection within the first day of breathing this air...it is as real as it gets ๐Ÿ˜ท. Communities of people live right next to these factories and children attend schools in the area. The tofu factories provide livelihood for many of the local people and communities. The economic systems made possible by plastic pollution are a complex double edge sword in some parts of the world. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € As gnarly as this is, the fried tofu in the last clip of this video was rather tasty! โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € Remember to always seek the truth and to stay stoked, amigos ๐Ÿค™๐Ÿฝ! โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € @prigi.arisandi @yayasan_ecoton @storyofstuff @agentstiv @algalita @99brett โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ € #java #indonesia #take3forthesea #stoked #surabaya #algalita #burningplastic #storyofplastic #tofu #factory #fire #toxic #smoke #dioxin #makeitfunmovement #storyofstuff #storyofplastic at Surabaya, Indonesia

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2 months ago

Sometimes you just need to take a step back, and thank the Lord for everything he has given you. #ThatWasFun

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3 months ago

this is the plastic my 89 year old father in law burns in the wood stove. i fished all this and then some out of his hidden stash of โ€œkindlingโ€ ... he literally cuts up liter soda bottles and also burns shiny catalogues and printed paper and cardboard. he REFUSES to stop. iโ€™m about ready to call the police or report him to human services elder division as heโ€™s endangering himself and others. but heโ€™d probably kick me out if i did that. ๐Ÿ˜“ #burningplastic

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5 months ago

Love watching that laser work

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7 months ago

UPDATE: So far the weird smell in our apartment is gone ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป The apartment next door was having their floors re-done with an oil-based lacquer. The fumes seeped into our apartment (because the other apartment didnt appear to be ventilated properly) and when we turned on our oven for dinner the heat interacted with the fumes and made our whole apartment smell like burning plastic ๐Ÿ˜– Needless to say it was not a safe environment (the humans got lightheaded from the fumes). Gas company and apartment management checked it out this morning and everything is safe now. It'll probably be a day or 2 before we can cook without residual odors, but everything has been deemed safe by multiple people! (which is good because Fergus needs chicken ๐Ÿ—) at Richmond, Virginia

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7 months ago

June 18, 2018: The neighbors immediately to the south have been dealing with their trash for the past six months or so by piling it in the backyard. It was an eyesore for a while, but since they also didnโ€™t mow the lawn ever, the trash has been pretty much invisible lately. Today, for some probably horrible reason, they decided to both burn the trash and mow the lawn. Neither has gone well. #playmobildiary #playmobil #whatdidirunover #burningplastic #literaldumpsterfire

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8 months ago

Just because it's summer, the skiing never stops! ----- 25+ degrees at @stokeshreds Ski Centre today, but new matting and a quality misting system meant that we got a decent day of racing in for everyone taking part. ------ @h_annah.x_ski @charlotteholmes_ski & @robertholmes2244 all showed that they can transition from the mountains to artificial slopes well and it's going to be a good summer getting more mileage in with the team at @snowsportengland events around the UK! ------ #Summer #Racing #Skiing #Slalom #Winter #Summer #Sport #SlappingPlastic #OnPlastic #BurningPlastic at Stoke, Stoke-on-Trent

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9 months ago

Kumasi has such beautiful natur.๐ŸŒด It made me feel sick to see how they burn the garbage or just throw it anywhere. It was harder to find a garbage bin than finding a burning pile of plastic. ๐Ÿ—‘ #photography at Kumasi, Ghana

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10 months ago

Today we decided to hit the shops. His and hers shops. B&Q and Primark!!! This little dude was so good sitting his pram all day so we came home and burnt off some steam (see stories) . . . . #shappin #hisnhers #mummiesboy #smiler #happychappy #eastermonday #mondayvibes #familydayout #daddiescreditcard #burningplastic #wetmonday #happyholidays #summerscoming #blueyedboy #blondehair #littlecutie #myboy #mumlife #motherhoodalive #motherhoodunplugged #mindfulnessmumma #mindfulness #mumblog #northernireland #niblogger at Buttercrane

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10 months ago

This is what youโ€™re NOT meant to do. Safe disposal of plastics, in this case of used plastic fertiliser sacks. Uncomfortable on so many levels: over use of land for agricultural production requiring massive amounts of artificial fertiliser to keep producing, fertiliser run off into waterways polluting the rivers and eventually the seas, single use plastics for the bags, how to dispose of them, burning them and producing thick black smoke pollution... Iโ€™ve been told my site is a downer because it about shaming humanity for what we either do or implicitly support through our actions. But all action starts with awareness, and for me, putting up these posts increases my awareness of the consequences of my lifestyle. Which leads to small changes, one at a time. Baby steps multiplied enough can become giant leaps forward. #fertilizer #fertiliser #runoff #riverpolution #seapollution #plastic #singleuseplastic #landfill #burningplastic #airpollution #agriculture #intensiveagriculture #industrialagriculture #chemicalfertilizerfree #land #babysteps #onethingatatime #journeyofathousandmiles #onestepatatime #globalawareness #consequences #makeeachdaycount #makeeachdaybetter #leaveitbetterthanyoufoundit

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10 months ago

All thatโ€™s left of a hand mixer. I needed a motor mount. Smells great! (No one tell Monona) #dremel #props #burningplastic

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11 months ago

TRASH! Trash everywhere!!! There is no trash collection in many rural areas in Nicaragua. โžก๏ธ Trash is polluting the ocean and on land. โžก๏ธ Animals are suffering and dying from plastic. โžก๏ธ Trash is being burned, which releases Dioxin and Furans (two of the worst toxins) into the air that poison humans ๐Ÿ‘ซ, animals ๐Ÿข and plants ๐ŸŒฑ. I am thrilled to announce that a month ago David @nicaraguasos started to organize trash collection every other Sunday for #Jiquilillo, #LosZorros and #PadreRamos. This is a huge step forward! Thanks so much David! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿข๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ’•๐ŸŒฑ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ‘ซ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿฅฅ Today we have 3 huge bags of trash collected on the beach and streets. The SAD thing: While we were collecting trash we were inhaling dioxins and other toxins from the fire the neighbors are still burning on a regular basis ๐Ÿ›‘ ๐Ÿคฎ โ˜ ๏ธ #ThisWillTakeAWhile #ThisIsSad #TrashCollection #DevelopingCountry #EducationIsEverything #Dioxins #ToxicGases #BurningPlastic #costasnicaslimpias at Jiquilillo, Chinandega, Nicaragua

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