By Erik Crouch
Image via Tech in Asia
Lunar New Year isn’t all just sightseeing and boyfriend-buying. Taking advantage of the country’s huge migration this month, activist Deng Fei has sparked an anti-pollution campaign after he posted to his Weibo:
How is the river in your hometown? While you’re home for the holidays, take a photo of the river or stream in your hometown and upload it to weibo for us to see.
Deng’s efforts have been rewarded with plenty of trashy, sludgy, and greasy shots from throughout China. According to the South China Morning Post, photos of a chemical plant in Weifang “secretly discharging untreated waste water deep underground, using high-pressure injection wells to avoid supervision” has already been reposted 50,000 times.
Image via South China Morning Post
China’s water has gotten a lot of bad press lately (see: full of chemicals, generally undrinkable) and campaigns like Deng’s are likely the first step in turning many local problems into a larger national concern. In the mean time, check out Deng’s Weibo for endless amounts of pollution porn.