Photo of plastic polluted port in South-East Asia.

Port polluted with plastic waste in Semporna, Malaysian Borneo

  • Taken: February 19, 2015 19:48
  • Location: Semporna, Malaysian Borneo - Map

This is what more and more ports look like in South-East Asia. I’m not really sure who to blame here. If you wrap food in leaves and throw the “garbage” into sea it’s fine, but when we were introduced to plastic everybody kept doing the same with the exception that plastic doesn’t dissolve or biodegrade. Maybe someone could invent a plastic that would dissolve in a year when in contact with seawater? Anyways. This photo is from Semporna, the port in Borneo nearest to famous Sipadan scuba diving island.

Tip: If you wanna dive Sipadan, don’t stay here. Go to Mabul. It’s much nicer.

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  • Aperture ƒ/4.5
  • Focal length 35mm
  • ISO 200
  • Shutter speed 1/200s