Southeast Asia’s plastic waste problem

by Kathy Xu & Kenneth Wee

In 2018, we explored how plastics came to be and how they affect us. An estimated six billion kg of trash, mostly plastic, gets dumped into our oceans each year. That’s almost 115 fully loaded Titanics, if anyone’s wondering.

Asia’s plastics catastrophe is getting worse

Garbage sent for recycling in Malaysia ends up in a landfill

But perhaps ASEAN merely shares the blame for this
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