A plastic fish toy among sachets of various products on a trash-filled shore on Freedom Island. Photo: Reuters

The Philippines has a plastic pollution crisis on its hands and poverty makes it even worse

  • Single-use sachets are sold in most developing countries but the number consumed in the Philippines is staggering – 163 million pieces a day
  • For the multinationals that manufacture them, it’s a way to increase sales by targeting customers who cannot afford bigger quantities
Topic |   The Philippines

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A plastic fish toy among sachets of various products on a trash-filled shore on Freedom Island. Photo: Reuters
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