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Miris! Sampah Botol Plastik Selimuti Sungai di Bolivia

AP Photo/Juan Karita - detikNews
Jumat, 26 Mar 2021 20:58 WIB

Bolivia - Botol plastik dan sampah menyelimuti sungai yang bermuara di Danau Uru Uru, Bolivia. Sampah yang menyerupai lautan plastik membentang sejauh mata memandang.

Flamingos feed in Uru Uru Lake, a few miles from an area completely covered in plastic bottles and other garbage near Oruro, Bolivia, Thursday, March 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Botol plastik dan sampah mengapung di Sungai Tagaret,  Kamis (25/3/2021) waktu setempat.

Flamingos feed in Uru Uru Lake, a few miles from an area completely covered in plastic bottles and other garbage near Oruro, Bolivia, Thursday, March 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Sungai tersebut akan mengalir ke Danau Uru Uru, Bolivia, dengan membawa sampah-sampah yang akan mencemari danau.

Flamingos feed in Uru Uru Lake, a few miles from an area completely covered in plastic bottles and other garbage near Oruro, Bolivia, Thursday, March 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Selain itu, danau tersebut tercemar logam berat seperti kadmium, seng, dan arsen.

Flamingos feed in Uru Uru Lake, a few miles from an area completely covered in plastic bottles and other garbage near Oruro, Bolivia, Thursday, March 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Limber Sanchez, seorang ahli ekologi dengan Pusat Ekologi dan Masyarakat Andes regional (CEPA), mengatakan kebiasaan penduduk membuang sampah di sungai sudah sangat mengkhawatirkan.

Flamingos feed in Uru Uru Lake, a few miles from an area completely covered in plastic bottles and other garbage near Oruro, Bolivia, Thursday, March 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Air cokelat dan sampah yang menyerupai lautan plastik membentang sejauh mata memandang.

Flamingos feed in Uru Uru Lake, a few miles from an area completely covered in plastic bottles and other garbage near Oruro, Bolivia, Thursday, March 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Populasi satwa yang mencari makan disekitar sungai dan danau pun terdampak akibat sampah.

Flamingos feed in Uru Uru Lake, a few miles from an area completely covered in plastic bottles and other garbage near Oruro, Bolivia, Thursday, March 25, 2021. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Walikota Oruro, David Choque, mengatakan otoritas setempat telah berjanji untuk membersihkan danau yang tercemar.

Miris! Sampah Botol Plastik Selimuti Sungai di Bolivia
Miris! Sampah Botol Plastik Selimuti Sungai di Bolivia
Miris! Sampah Botol Plastik Selimuti Sungai di Bolivia
Miris! Sampah Botol Plastik Selimuti Sungai di Bolivia
Miris! Sampah Botol Plastik Selimuti Sungai di Bolivia
Miris! Sampah Botol Plastik Selimuti Sungai di Bolivia
Miris! Sampah Botol Plastik Selimuti Sungai di Bolivia