The global problem of plastic waste has reached crisis proportions.
Recent studies reveal that approximately 8 million tons of plastic are dumped into the world’s oceans every year, destroying marine biodiversity and causing significant environmental and economic damage across the globe. The Philippines is at the center of the problem.
The nonprofit organization Ocean Conservancy revealed in a report last April that the Southeast Asian nation is among the top contributors of plastics dumped into the world’s oceans.
Along with China, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam, the five countries account for 55 to 60 percent of the total plastic waste that finds its way into oceans every year.
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