Ocean Action Hub
27 Jan 2020 - WEF
  • Bali has introduced a plastic bag ban after Melati Wijsen's campaign.
  • Indonesia's President has now promised to clean up the country's rivers.
  • The young generation is finding solutions to the world's problems.

“Since I started this talk, more than 200,000 metric tons of plastic will have entered the ocean.”

That distressing fact was shared by Gary Bencheghib, young environmental activist and co-founder of Make a Change World, who had been speaking at Davos for around 20 minutes.

“There are 500 times more pieces of plastic in our ocean than there are stars in our galaxy, he said. “The truth is that there has never been a more important time to act than now.”

Bencheghib grew up on the Indonesian island of Bali where he continually encountered plastic pollution in beaches, rivers, and in the ocean.

“During big rains, our beaches are literally covered in this material. It’s completely unbearable to witness and experience.”

CONTINUE READING ONLINE HERE: https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/01/how-does-indonesia-deal-with-plastic-pollution/

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Publication date: 
27/01/2020
Publication Organisation: 
World Economic Forum
Thematic Area: 
Marine pollution
Country/ies: 
Indonesia
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