Carnival trash

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Our Brazilian friend Joana sent us this link to the blog Global Garbage, which has some amazing photos of post-Carnival beach/ocean trash. UPDATE: here’s that link in English (thanks Fabiano!).

via Global Garbage blog

Joana translates that Carnival in Bahia, Brazil this year involved a crowd of two million on the streets (20% tourists from Brazil and abroad) who generated a billion reais ($600 million) in profits and 30 tons of trash. After the party, Catadores de lixo (Brazilian gleaners) collected cans to sell to local recycling companies, some going so far as diving in the ocean to collect the cans that ended up underwater. The source blog, Global Garbage, says and English version is coming soon. Can’t wait! Obrigado, Joana!

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4 Responses to “Carnival trash”

  1. Fabiano Barretto Says:

    “After the Folly”
    http://www.globalgarbage.org/blog/index.php/2010/03/26/after-the-folly/

  2. Leila Darabi Says:

    Rock on, I’ve updated the post. Thanks for the link and nice site!

  3. Ana Says:

    Actually, the people who dove were trying to make a point about the impact of Carnaval and other events on the acquatic fauna and flora in such a delicate ecosystem. The cans were then collected by men and women who sell cans as a way to make a living. Those who filmed and photographed are avid surfers, divers and neighbors of Barra, where carnaval takes place.

  4. Leila Darabi Says:

    Thanks, Ana, for this info!

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