Plastic Pollution in Indonesia, photo essay by Yuan Adriles
Indonesia, the world’s second biggest contributor to plastic waste in the oceans, is in a state of emergency with regard to waste problems. Indonesia produced 3.2 million tons of plastic waste in 2010, with around 1.29 million tons of that ending up in the ocean, according to a study published in the journal Science. The figure places Indonesia second only to China, with its 8.8 million tons of waste, or 27 percent of global plastic waste.
Based on data from the year 2010, 192 coastal countries in the world to produce 275 million tons of plastic waste. Eight million tons of its ‘donated’ to the oceans. Based on the increased levels of waste, it is estimated there will be more than nine million tons of plastic pollution in the oceans until the end of 2015.
Scientists had to hum the dangers of plastic pollution in the ocean, over the last few years. Waste that can kill seabirds, marine mammals, turtles, and other sentient beings. Marine ecosystems also clearly undermined.
Who is behind it all? Populous country, China is a manufacturer of plastic pollution in the world. Each year, the Bamboo Curtain country is expected to produce 2.4 million tons of plastic pollution. In the second place, there is Indonesia.
On February 21, 2016 to coincide with the National Waste Care. Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Republic of Indonesia finally agreed to the imposition of a charge on plastic shopping bags for suppress the use of plastic bags in Indonesia. But, efforts made by the government a few months ago proved futile, in fact plastics are still threatening the oceans. (by Yuan Adriles)