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The Plastic Problem in Thailand

The Plastic Problem in Thailand

Györgyi Gáti

The BBC has published an article highlighting the rising problem of plastics used within Thailand and other regions in South East Asia.

With everything seemingly wrapped or secured in plastic, Thailand reportedly uses over 70 billion plastic bags each year. This number is on the rise despite the growing concern about the impact of their oceans and wildlife. In recent weeks, a whale was washed up on a Thai beach with 80 plastic bags lodged inside its body.

How can you help with the problem?

Click Here for the BBC’s coverage of this story.

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