A small look at a big problem

Story highlights

  • Eduardo Leal photographed plastic bags that are polluting the Bolivian Altiplano
  • He hopes the images will make people take a second look at their own habits

(CNN)In 2010, the Guinness Book of World Records named the plastic bag the "most ubiquitous consumer item" in the world, with trillions made every year.

Unfortunately, many of them are not recycled.