Plastic, Plastic Everywhere!


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Back in early March, a massive clean-up of Malaysian beaches was organised, in conjunction with the International year of the Reef 2018 (IYOR 2018). 2,700kg of trash was cleared in that one day. Analysis of data collected during the clean-up revealed that plastic bottles and other plastic items accounted for a significant proportion of the trash collected, providing further evidence that urgent action is needed to address plastic pollution in our seas. We discuss this with Julian Hyde, the General Manager of Reef Check Malaysia, who helped organize the clean-up.

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