Plastic pollution in PH: Why so much waste ends up in oceans
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Masses of plastic trash swirling in waterways, garbage clogging drainage canals and huge stinking dumpsites are among the most visible manifestations of the waste crisis in the Philippines. A 2015 report on plastic pollution by the Ocean Conservancy charity and the McKinsey Centre for Business and Environment ranked the Philippines as the third-largest source of discarded plastic that ends up in the ocean, behind two other Asian nations: China and Indonesia. The Philippines generates 2.7 million tons of plastic waste annually and 20 percent – or half a million tons – of that leaks into the oceans, the report stated.
Plastic pollution in PH: Why so much waste ends up in oceans. (2018, November 3). Panay News, p. B8.
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Plastics; Pollution; Oceans; Marine debris; Ocean dumping; Environmental legislation; Environment management; Environmental protection; Man-induced effects; Pollution control; Ocean Conservancy; McKinsey Centre for Business and Environment; Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives; National Solid Waste Management Commission; Mother Earth Foundation; Greenpeace Southeast Asia; Unilever; Nestlé; Procter & Gamble; Colgate-Palmolive; Asian Development Bank (ADB); Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Pollution Control Association of the Philippine; Plastic Pollution Coalition; Grate, Froilan; Hernandez, Von; Cohen, Dianna; Ancheta, Arlen; Sebastian, Jeremiah
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