How to solve the plastic crisis
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Just eight countries are responsible for most ocean plastic. They need help. Since Jan. 1, when China stopped accepting the rich world’s recyclable plastic waste, it’s gotten a ton of criticism for worsening the already deep crisis of ocean plastic pollution. But China isn’t the only culprit here. This is a crisis made — and growing worse — throughout developing Asia. Just eight countries in the region are responsible for about 63% of total plastic waste flowing into the oceans. Little of that junk has been exported by rich economies.
How to solve the plastic crisis. (2018, July 27-28). BusinessWorld, p. S8/4.
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