Planet or Plastic | National Geographic Magazine: Stream in Manila’s Chinatown

Estero de Binondo stream in the Chinatown area of Manila is covered with itinerant homes. You can no longer see the stream in most areas because it is choked with plastic waste. The stream is actually on the left side of this photos.  These residents will be moved to Bulcan, a settlement in the north. Even though the Pasig was cleaned up with major effort, plastic still flows from these areas into that river which makes Philippines one of the top three countries that pollute the oceans with plastics.