Federico Borella

Photojournalist
  
That's a WRAP!
Location: bologna
Nationality: Italian
Biography: Federico Borella is a photojournalist working for QN (Quotidiano Nazionale ), national newspaper in Bologna, Italy. Since 2009 to date—he has also contributed to La Repubblica and L'Espresso Group.  Internationally published ,... read on
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That's a WRAP!
Credits: michela balboni
Date of Work: 11/01/19 - 11/24/19
Updated: 12/19/19
That’s a WRAP!
Japan wraps everything in plastic. Fruit and vegetables are individually and meticulously wrapped in sealed transparent plastic, placed in a paper bag, and then gently inserted into a plastic carrying bag. Every person in Japan uses around 300 or 400 plastic bags a year, or more than 40 billion for the entire
nation. On a per capita basis, Japan consumes more plastic than the European Union average and China, but less than the United States, according to the United Nations Environment Program. In response to this profligate use of single-use plastics, the Japanese government is facing rising pressure internationally, as well as from the inside, from groups like Greenpeace Japan. The government says it wants to reduce plastic use by 25 percent by 2030, and Environment Minister Yoshiaki Harada announced plans  to force stores to charge for plastic bags. Public awareness of the problems associated with plastics is low in Japan, but it is growing as some newspapers call for an end to the “culture of disposability.”  by 2050, there are predicted to be more plastics in the ocean than fish, and there is mounting evidence that plastics pose serious health risks to humans on a global scale. In response, many countries are moving towards outright bans of single-use plastics around the world. Will Japan follow suit? Only time will tell.
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Yaeyama

By Federico Borella / Ishigaki
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RelationChip

By Federico Borella / Tokyo — Can we consider new technologies as friends, lovers and helpers, bringing us to a brighter and more..
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Shark Overfishing

By Federico Borella / indonesia — Human activity has led to more than a quarter of shark species around the world facing extinction...
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Of water and people

By Federico Borella / missi delta — Each year, excess nutrients from cities and farms are drained into the Gulf of Mexico trough the..
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Five Degrees

By Federico Borella / tamil nadu — FIVE DEGREES How climate change is influencing India’s farmer suicides.        ..
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Women of the sea

By Federico Borella / toba japan — Senza titolo 2 In Japanese, “Ama” means “women of the sea”, and this name is referred to Japanese pearls..
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Crystal Meth

By Federico Borella / Fresno — Crystal Meth is a totally synthetic drug which comes in the form of white crystals. It can be sniffed,..
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Indian Summer - Amusement park

By Federico Borella / delhi — Indian Summer: Amusement Park Industry The amusement park industry in India is more than two decades old..
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Living with the attacker

By Federico Borella / Agra, India — LIVING WITH THE ATTACKER   Geeta and her daughter Neetu are still living with the man who, 25 years..
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Aiko: diving to preserve the traditions

By Federico Borella / ijikacho — Aiko: diving to preserve the traditions Toba province, Mie prefecture, Japan, Sept. 2016. Aiko Ohno, 37, is..
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The sun mirror village

By Federico Borella / rjukan — Located in a narrow valley three hours north-west from Oslo, Rjukan counts 3400 inhabi- tants, who during..
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Warabistan - The Kurdish limbo in Japan

By Federico Borella / Tokyo — Warabistan “WARABISTAN” - The Kurdish limbo in Japan - In a country like Japan, with increasing demographic..
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Sheroes - after the acid attack

By Federico Borella / Agra, india — The Sheroes Hangout Cafe is not a place like any other. It’s unique in the world. Customers are served..
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The enduring life of a quad amputee veteran

By Federico Borella / Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri USA — March 26 th 2010. Cpl. Todd Nicely, 26, was leading a patrol in Lakari, Helmand province, south..
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