A boy looking at a garbage-filled waterway in Manila. The blanket of trash on a creek that flows between the makeshift homes of a Manila slum is so dense it appears one could walk across it like a paved street. Photo: AFP

A garbage truck in the sea every minute of every day: can plastic-loving Asia pull itself out of its ocean pollution crisis?

More than half the world’s plastic waste comes from China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam – the biggest consumers of the material and whose waste management is at best patchy

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A boy looking at a garbage-filled waterway in Manila. The blanket of trash on a creek that flows between the makeshift homes of a Manila slum is so dense it appears one could walk across it like a paved street. Photo: AFP
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