A River of Trash

These are canals in the Port-au-Prince area. I know in much of Haiti the canals serve the dual purpose of supplying water for bathing/washing clothes and to allow water and wastewater (ew) to flow to lower ground; I’m not sure anybody uses these canals for bathing/washing though. Only the richest parts of Haiti can afford door to door trash removal services like we have most places in the USA. Haiti serves as a great example of the problems with single use drinking containers and other disposable plastic items – once you’ve...

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