Volunteers cleaning general plastic waste along the shore in the Philippines, which is behind only China and Indonesia in the amount of its discarded plastic that ends up in the ocean. Photo: Break Free From Plastic

Philippines plastic pollution: why so much waste ends up in oceans

The Philippines is the world’s third-largest ocean polluter despite a waste management act coming into effect 18 years ago. The culprits? Corruption, lack of political will – and an addiction to single-use plastic sachets

Topic |   The Philippines

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Volunteers cleaning general plastic waste along the shore in the Philippines, which is behind only China and Indonesia in the amount of its discarded plastic that ends up in the ocean. Photo: Break Free From Plastic
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