The World’s most unique Graveyards are created by industrial waste

world's most unique Graveyards are created by industrial waste

Industrial development is the driving force that creates the modern world. The economic progress of a country depends on its industrial progress. But this industrial development is, in most cases, accompanied by by-products or end-cycle waste. This industrial waste cannot be thrown around, so we have to ask: what do they do with it? The answer may surprise you – or it may not – but it could become a hoarder bomb with disastrous consequences for the ecology of that area.

Therefore the treatment of this industrial waste is a big challenge. After some time, certain types of industrial waste became endemic in some areas. These places receive large amounts of industrial waste from worldwide every year. Alam is that now these places are famous for the waste going there. The list includes the ten most unique industrial cemeteries worldwide, now renowned for the industrial waste dumped there.

Cemetery Tyre, Sulabia, Kuwait

The first industrial waste cemetery on our list is so large it can be seen from space. And when viewed from a distance, a black mass resembling a carpet appeared on the ground. There are more than 5 million tires in this part of Kuwait. Anyone who sets foot in this place for the first time will be scratching their head, trying to understand where they collect such massive tires? The second question that reaches to mind is why?

The answer to the question “where” is that the tires come from Kuwait and the rest of the world. The answer is that from 1980 to 2001, Kuwait was in the business of importing used tires from around the world – particularly from the United States. and Europe. Kuwait provides space in its desert for other countries to dispose of their unwanted tire waste.

But over the past two decades, the size of this rubber waste has grown so much that Kuwait banned its import in 2001. Kuwait is now working to destroy 50 million tires. It has started using recycling technology to monetize these tires, but the considerable amount of tires as a resource outweighs any benefit. There are reports of frequent fires in this tire graveyard, which are causing a lot of damage to the environment. These tire fires are also difficult to control and require considerable resources.

Car Cemetery, Old Car City, Georgia, USA

Used cars fill the second industrial waste graveyard on our list. The vehicles here are all classic. And with over 4,500 cars and trucks, it is the largest vintage car cemetery in the world. Old Car City was opened in Georgia, the USA, in 1931. The original plan for this scrap yard was to collect scrap metal from cars, which became a primary focus, especially during World War II.

But later, this vintage paradise became known for its classic car models. Most models are from 1972 or earlier. Today, the scrap yard also serves as a traditional car museum, containing more than 4,000 great classic American cars. It is a popular tourist destination, with visitors from around the world visiting the extensive collection of classic cars.

Electronic Waste Cemetery, Agbogbloshi, Ghana

E-waste is a significant part of industrial waste generated in the 21st century. Our age is of smartphones, computers, and electronic devices. Modern consumerism drives our smartphones and computers to be updated every year. This trend has resulted in a growing stockpile of old, discarded electronics that otherwise still function flawlessly. About 50 million tonnes of e-waste is generated annually, and this enormous amount of e-waste cannot be recycled. E-waste is accepted as recyclable by technology companies. But what cannot be recycled becomes a waste of space and liability and needs to be discarded.

As always, wasteful developed countries need to find somewhere to dump their waste. And many times, that place is a less developed country, usually in Africa or South America. The government of e-waste in Ghana. Now a wasteland in Ghana, Agbogbloshi has become the largest e-waste dumping site in the world. About 10,000 local laborers work in this cemetery every day. Some e-waste from used goods is sold cheaply in developing countries in Africa. From other e-waste, workers extract precious elements using acids, chemicals, and fire. This process adversely affects the local population’s health due to the released toxins. Unless a strong country decides to take responsibility, this e-waste graveyard will continue to become more harmful to its citizens.

Despite being the source of thousands of livelihoods (and health problems), the Ghanaian government razed the site, the recycling center, and the nearby market. Now, with tons of e-waste flooding in, the work done has gone underground – bringing health risks to where people live.

Plastic Forest Cemetery, Malaysia

The next entry on our list looks at the Plastic Forest Cemetery in Malaysia. Plastic waste is something that very few countries like to have on their land. Malaysia has maintained a business based on importing plastic waste worldwide. Malaysia plans to convert that plastic waste into marketable products. So, very quickly, Malaysia became the plastic cemetery of the world.

But like the other countries on this list, dealing with imported plastic waste is too much for Malaysia. As the mountains of waste increase and the benefits of importing plastic waste decrease, dealing with plastic waste becomes scary. As a result, Malaysia has started to return unwanted plastic waste to European countries. Malaysia currently has the difficult task of dealing with its land-based plastic waste, but there is no easy solution. The more plastic waste, the more environmental problems will arise.

World War Bomb Cemetery, Beaufort’s Dyke Submarine Trench

World War II was the last large-scale war to engulf the entire world. There is no accurate figure on the digit of bombs both sides dropped during the war. But after World War 2 ended, getting rid of all those unexploded bombs became a headache for the Allies. The UK government has decided to use a natural submarine trench in its waters for this mission.

This ditch is called Beaufort Dyke, a 50 km (31 mi) long ditch in the waters of the North Channel. The canal divides Northern Ireland and Scotland, and Beaufort Dike lies right in the middle of it. Since World War II, the UK has dropped about 1.15 million tons of conventional and chemical bombs into the ditch. This number makes it the largest bomb cemetery in the world. Unfortunately for the UK, it turns out that dumping didn’t begin or end with World War Two. It is believed that Britain used the area from 1920 to 1976.

Weapons experts agree that unexploded firecrackers are in a place like a ticking time bomb — with impunity. Because the bombshell is easily decomposed after many years of corrosion, there is a risk of explosion. Due to Beaufort Dam, plans for a bridge between Ireland and Scotland were always rejected. In addition, sometimes bombs from this trench are carried away on nearby shores and cause problems. The world’s largest bomb cemetery can cause explosions of unimaginable proportions if activated, so the safe disposal of this cemetery is of great interest to everyone.

Alang Shipyard, Gujarat, India

There is a saying, “A great storm is insignificant in the face of a mighty ship.” But every mighty ship must call it one day at a time. After a ship is decommissioned or no longer in use, it is often sent to various desolate shipyards worldwide. The ship’s past glory is torn apart by the metal’s price in these yards. The ships are destroyed to the last possible detail.

The Alang Shipyard in Gujarat, India, is one of the graveyards for ships. Every year 400-500 boats come to destroy Alang. The entire Alang beach has scenes of many stages of ship dismantling. These ships might look like Godzilla ate these ships in half for movie buffs. The sound of metal colliding is the only sound other than waves. Toxic waste from these ships is also a big problem in Alang as the poisonous waste from the process has destroyed the marine life near the beach. Despite being a $100 billion industry, Alang’s trip evokes emotions like attending the funeral of a once-mighty ship.

Places to sell cloth, Atacama desert, Chile

The following item on our list is a unique cemetery in the Atacama Desert, located in Chile. This is an uninhabited and barren desert near the Chilean port city of Iquique. This graveyard is like the dead-end of the clothing supply chain. The country receives about 60,000 tons of unwanted clothing every year, of which Chile is the largest importer of used clothing. About 40% of these second-hand clothes are resold in poor Latin American countries.

However, clothes that do not find a buyer – even by weight – will be thrown away in the Atacama Desert. This clothing cemetery now contains mountains of unused and discarded clothes. And these mountains continue to grow as trucks pile up with clothes each year. Some of these clothes are haute couture, while others result from disastrous effects.

Western Nuclear Cemetery, Hanford Nuclear Site, Washington, USA

The following entry on our list is the Hanford Nuclear Site, located near the Columbia River in Washington state and covers 1,517 square kilometers (586 sq mi). During the Cold War, the Hanford Site produced plutonium for nuclear weapons. Two-thirds of America’s atomic weapons received plutonium from this facility. Now, the facility serves as a nuclear waste cemetery.

About 56 million gallons of liquid nuclear waste in Hanford are in underground storage tanks. Solid waste is buried underground but is still dangerous because it does not lose its radioactivity over many years. There have been cases of leakage of radioactive waste from storage tanks. Employees working at the Hanford site have reported a dangerous diseases such as cancer after working here. Hanford is the largest nuclear waste cemetery in the world, and if an atomic leak happens, it could be a Chornobyl-like disaster.

Spaceship Cemetery, Point Nemo, Pacific Ocean

The space mission is a noble cause and a symbol of human progress. But even this noble cause has its problems. Like all things in life, spaceships have a final cycle phase. During this phase, it causes the spacecraft becomes cluttered. Garbage includes rockets that have crashed satellites or disabled and damaged spacecraft. Few people know what happens to spacecraft or satellites that don’t work. One thing is sure: they cannot be left behind as they move around the Earth. This will become a potential threat to future space missions.

Therefore, a spaceship junkyard is needed. For this purpose, scientists have chosen the most remote place on Earth. This exact location is called Point Nemo and is located in the Pacific Ocean. Point Nemo is the furthest point from any land on Earth. According to scientists, the remoteness of this spot makes it the best choice for a dump site. A spacecraft re-entering Earth’s atmosphere becomes extremely hot, and the chance of injuring someone from its burning debris is slim at Point Nemo. Any diver who wants to reach Point Nemo sea level will find some famous spaceships lying peacefully. [

Glass Beach, Ussuri Bay, Russia

Last on our list is the 67-kilometer (42 mi) Bay Area in the Great Bay. The site was the dumping ground for the neighboring glass industry for years, and locals tossed empty wine bottles. Trucks full of waste glass bottles are dumped into this bay, turning it into the world’s glass dump.

Unintentional human behavior has turned this beautiful bay into a filthy dump. But then, like a savior, Mother Nature decided to step in. Now, this manufactured mess has turned into something of extraordinary beauty.

Using tidal waves in the bay, accompanied by slow and steady erosion, nature has turned these piercing pieces of glass into colored pebbles. This entire bay now looks like a rainbow had descended on it, or you were looking through a kaleidoscope. Ussuri Bay is now a popular tourist destination, where people come to see what miracles nature has done with the trash it throws up there.

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