Plastic packaging and plastic rings, Plastic bags for more plastic things,
Plastic bottles for the water you drink, But plastic causes death so stop and think!
Millions of sea birds and turtles painfully die, after eating plastic that floats on by,
Plastic thrown away and out of reach, Ends up as plastic sand on a plastic beach,
Plastic sold for consumer cash, Fills our oceans with plastic trash.
Recycling is the future of waste plastic and reprocessing the material into useful products, sometimes completely different in form from their original state. Typically a plastic is not recycled into the same type of plastic and products made from recycled plastics are often not recyclable. “Recycle Life” is my ongoing photography project, which is about the recycle of waste plastic by migrated village people. I propose to accomplish an overall scenario of health issue regarding this plastic waste where I will witness the different stages of the effect and its consequences.
The number of poor people is increasing day by day in Bangladesh. Nearly 60% of people live below the poverty limit in the village areas of Bangladesh. Most of the poverty victims’ women and their families come to the cities and work in the small enterprise factories like plastic recycling. Where they work in extreme conditions without any safety measures. Everyday they work 12 to 14 hours and earn only 100 to 120 taka (1.2-1.4 USD).
A large group of street children, everybody called “Tokai” always search for saleable and recyclable Plastic Materials in the dirt, garbage, roads, dock and pedestrian walkways. After collecting their daily stock, they sell them at some mid level shops and than these plastics transfer to the recycle places for farther processing. There are some groups of people working to separate the different colors of the bottle, cutting, washing, drying and packaging and some collect oil from destroyed bottle for themselves.
Photo documentary by Md. Akhlas Uddin (Hits: 12208)
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