Manaus, Brazil is the capital of the state Amazonas. It is the most populated city of this region, and lies at the confluence of the Negro and Solimoes rivers.
Translating as 'Mother of the Gods', Manaus has a population of 2,006,870, representing 50% of the Amazon's inhabitants.
Historically, Manaus was deemed 'Heart of the Amazon and City of the Forest'.
Starting point for 'Worldwise Expeditions' journey up the Amazon River and into Venezuela.
A staggering 500 Billion to 1 Trillion plastic bags are consumed around the world each year!
We all know plasitc is not biodegradable, and actually takes up to 1,000 years to break down
...but will never dissapear from this planet.