Plastic Trees: Photos of Shopping Bags Tangled in Bushes Call Attention to Pollution
The world consumes 1 million plastic bags every minute, it is considered by Guinness World Book of Records as “the most ubiquitous consumer item in the world”. The ever useful plastic bag has become the main source of pollution worldwide. Eduardo Leal's "Plastic Trees" was created to call attention to this problem. The work focuses on the spread of plastic bags on the Bolivian Altiplano, where millions of bags travel with the wind until they get entangled in native bushes, marring the beautiful landscape. "Sadly, these images don't portray an isolated case," Leal says, "this phenomenon can be seen in many countries all over the world."