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

​​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

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