Five Asian Countries Dump More Plastic Into Oceans Than Anyone Else Combined

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  1. jkcerda macrumors 6502a

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    https://www.forbes.com/sites/hannah...kATdeQ0vEO-H4RYlKr_wxTYFgfGtnzc8#30e52df61234



    They should ban plastic straws like CA did ....
     
  2. Sydde macrumors 68020

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    Yes, they should. They should ban disposable almost everything.

    (Note that, at more than 1.9B, those five countries amount to a quarter of the world's population.)
     
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    They need to ban single use plastic the world round.

    By 2050 it is estimated there will be more plastic in the ocean than there are fish.
     
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    Getting Vietnam to follow the trash collection of Britain would achieve more for the environment than banning all plastic in Europe and the US.
     
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    We also have to stop blindly sending our waste products to these countries for "processing". Canada has come under scrutiny because of some mislabeled 'recyclables' exported to the Philippines and Malaysia were in fact not recyclable at all. Now it's technically not the governments misdeeds at play, but unscrupulous business exporters and down right illegal importers that are causing this problem.
     
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    Canada sending garbage to the Philippines?

    who would ever think this is a good idea?
     
  8. Raid macrumors 68020

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    Well to be fair, it was a "unnamed company" that shipped the materials over there for 'recycling'. Who this private company is, what they do and if they knew that the shipment was filled with non-recyclable material has yet to surface. Frankly recyclables are shipped overseas as it's the only way for private recycling companies to turn a profit on some materials. Here we don't recycle black plastic, not because it can't be recycled, but that there's not a market for it. Though in the case of the Philippines situation it reeks (pun intended) of deliberate mislabeling of goods.
     
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    Didn't China stop taking US recycling recently, causing all manner of municipal havoc?
     

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