Blog: Chris Brook-CarterMessage in a can

Chris Brook-Carter | 6 April 2004

The Pacific island of Nauru, already ecologically scarred by open cast mining of its guano reserves, has a new problem to contend with: its shores are clogged with discarded cans of Foster's and Victoria Bitter. Independent state Palau’s waste disposal systems are so poor, its coast is “blue green”, not from the surrounding azure waters, but from “mounds of discarded Foster's and VB” says the United Nations Environment Programme.

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