Thursday, March 15, 2007

green bottle

The jolt of color from a green soda bottle punctuates an otherwise tan and brown landscape. As we see from yesterday and today's photos the leavings of society are everywhere, including rural areas.

The amount of garbage washing up on an otherwise beautiful beach in Belize was awful. Our hosts informed us that most of the trash is actually from their own inhabitants up the coast who, without any type of organized trash removal system simply dump the non-organics into the sea. The only place we didn't see any litter or obvious garbage was in the Peten region in Guatemala. Of course these people are not consumers in any meaning of the word. What we did notice being from an area where livestock is kept pastured or penned, the livestock in Guatemala seems to roam everywhere.

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