Indonesia generates 6.8 million tonnes of plastic waste each year. Photo: EPA Indonesia generates 6.8 million tonnes of plastic waste each year. Photo: EPA
Indonesia generates 6.8 million tonnes of plastic waste each year. Photo: EPA

Plastic pollution plagues Southeast Asia amid Covid-19 lockdowns

  • Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia have seen a surge in plastic waste as environmental awareness takes a back seat to health concerns
  • There has been a heavy reliance on food-delivery services and online shopping amid the pandemic, while recycling has dropped off

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Indonesia generates 6.8 million tonnes of plastic waste each year. Photo: EPA Indonesia generates 6.8 million tonnes of plastic waste each year. Photo: EPA
Indonesia generates 6.8 million tonnes of plastic waste each year. Photo: EPA
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