Tons of trash?

Image courtesy of Planet Labs, June 14, 2018.

Image courtesy of Planet Labs, June 14, 2018.

Image courtesy of Planet Labs, July 14, 2018.

Image courtesy of Planet Labs, July 14, 2018.

Sixty tons of trash have been collected from Montesinos Beach in Santo Domingo, capitol of the Dominican Republic since last week. Garbage, mostly plastic waste, washes ashore any time there is a major storm or flood near the capitol. Video taken July 14 shows the masses of trash floating atop the water. However, there is little difference to the Santo Domingo shoreline as seen from space.

Caroline Binley