The above photo is not a Monet knock-off. What you’re looking at is the result of trash dumping at the Hangzhou Bay in Yuyao, Zhejiang province. The pollution left these colorful oil belts floating on the water’s surface this past Saturday in an almost beautiful display. A beautiful, disgusting display.
Piles of trash have attracted swarms of flies at the tideland where a great number of sea birds used to inhabit. The seriously polluted bay has threatened the birds’ lives.
A truck can be seen dumping the trash.
Hangzhou Bay lies in the middle of the birds’ East Asia-Australia’s migratory routes. Every year, a large number of migrant birds come to breed and wait out the winter.
Construction waste, textile, paint buckets, white plastic and other wastes were dumped at the beach.
The scene is at least more pleasing to the eye than the garbage pileup at Hubei’s Three Gorges Reservoir. It’s still no Trash Mountain.
By Lucy Liu
[ Images via Sina News ]