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Plastic Pollution in Asia’s Oceans


Plastic pollution in the oceans is a major problem with recent statistics suggesting that Asian countries are responsible for more than half of the plastic that finds its way into the oceans. It has been estimated that 8 million tons of plastic end up in the world’s oceans each year, threatening the marine environment. This story explores why so much plastics is coming out of Asia and the impact on marine life. Apart from looking at ways to address the problem, it also examines how micro-plastics – ingested by fishes, shrimps and other shell and sea creatures – end up entering the human food chain, and the impact this would have on human health.

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Plastic Pollution in Asia’s Oceans


Plastic pollution in the oceans is a major problem with recent statistics suggesting that Asian countries are responsible for more than half of the plastic that finds its way into the oceans. It has been estimated that 8 million tons of plastic end up in the world’s oceans each year, threatening the marine environment. This story explores why so much plastics is coming out of Asia and the impact on marine life. Apart from looking at ways to address the problem, it also examines how micro-plastics – ingested by fishes, shrimps and other shell and sea creatures – end up entering the human food chain, and the impact this would have on human health.

 

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Plastic Pollution in Asia’s Oceans CREDITS

Reporter: Tony Cheng

Photography: Florian Witulski