JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

​​A sea of garbage: trash engulfs Vietnam’s coastline

Monday, June 04, 2018, 20:00 GMT+7
It is hard to believe clams can still live near such ravaged beaches. Photo: Tuoi Tre
It is hard to believe clams can still live near such ravaged beaches. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A woman collects trash and scraps to sell for a profit in Thanh Hoa, north-central Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A woman collects trash and scraps to sell for a profit in Thanh Hoa, north-central Vietnam. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A woman sifts through the junk-ridden mangrove swamp. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A woman sifts through the junk-ridden mangrove swamp. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Sea delicacies are left to dry up upon a impromptu landfill.’ Photo: Tuoi Tre
Sea delicacies are left to dry up upon a impromptu landfill.’ Photo: Tuoi Tre
Ships have no choice but to anchor in the trash. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Ships have no choice but to anchor in the trash. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Trash envelopes a once green mangrove swamp. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Trash envelopes a once green mangrove swamp. Photo: Tuoi Tre
With this amount of waste, it is no wonder trees and bushes all die. Photo: Tuoi Tre
With this amount of waste, it is no wonder trees and bushes all die. Photo: Tuoi Tre
As if the litter is not enough, untreated wastewater is also gushes out into the open. Photo: Tuoi Tre
As if the litter is not enough, untreated wastewater is also gushes out into the open. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A ‘landfill.’ Photo: Tuoi Tre
A ‘landfill.’ Photo: Tuoi Tre
Trash often concentrates at estuaries. Photo: Tuoi Tre
Trash often concentrates at estuaries. Photo: Tuoi Tre
There is just no escaping trash. Photo: Tuoi Tre
There is just no escaping trash. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A woman collects trash and scraps for a profit. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A woman collects trash and scraps for a profit. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A man collects clams. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A man collects clams. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A clam farmer. Photo: Tuoi Tre
A clam farmer. Photo: Tuoi Tre
As there is so much litter that the only viable option may be incineration. Photo: Tuoi Tre
As there is so much litter that the only viable option may be incineration. Photo: Tuoi Tre

TUOI TRE NEWS

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Vietnamese-made app allows people to grow real veggies via smartphone

Nguyen Thi Duyen, a young engineer in Hanoi, developed the app and its related services to help busy people create their own veggie gardens.

Chinese tourists hit by Vietnamese over dine and dash

Four Chinese were reportedly injured, with one having a broken arm.

Latest news