“An estimated eight million tons of plastic finds its way into our oceans each year, and microplastics have been found in the stomachs of aquatic life ranging from anchovies to whales.” The Asean Post
Fish and beaches in the Asia Pacific have been found to be significantly contaminated by microplastics. Microplastics are tiny sub-5mm plastic particles. Some microplastics are the result of the disintegration of larger plastics such as shopping bags and bottles. Other microplastics include microbeads, which are deliberately added to personal care products. While Asian nations have certainly made efforts into tackling the larger general plastic problem, the issue of microplastic pollution remains an outstanding issue.
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