Observers around the world share photos of the waste that pollutes their lives
FRANCE 24 is lucky to have thousands of Observers around the world. Every day, we collaborate with th Air Max 2015 em to report on problems in their communities. Some of their problems are unique, but others are universal, such as the problem of waste management. So we decided to reach out to all our Observers and ask them: Is trash a problem where you live? The response was overwhelming.
We received photos from all over the globe. This sampling illustrates a Air Max 2015 larger truth: pollution is today a part of much of the global population Air Max 2015 daily lives; it in their streets, in their rivers, and in their streams.
Unsurprisingly, population explosion has played a major role. According to a recent study by the World Bank, a decade ago, 2.9 billion people in the world lived in cities and generated about 0.6 kilos of waste per person Air Max 2015 per day. Today, there are 3 billion city dwellers, and they produce about twice as much waste 1.2 kilos per person per day. And experts predict this trend will continue in the next decade.
Because a large share of our Observers come from francophone Africa, that where many of the photos were taken, but we also received photos from other parts of Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.