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People near have been fishing for a very long time. Their livelihood depends on it. But due to the increasing use of plastic and more horrifying dumping of that plastic into the ocean, our marine life has been endangered. Not only the marine is affected, the nets and other equipments used by fishermen gets destroyed.
This is a story of fishermen in Kerala who designed a way to not only help the fishermen save their tools but also reduce the effect of plastic in the ocean. With help from several government agencies, they’ve set up the first-ever recycling center in the region, to clean, sort and process all the sea-tossed plastic bags, bottles, straws, flip-flops and drowned Barbies that they fish out. So far, they’ve collected about 65 metric tons (71 short tons) of plastic waste.

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Publication date: 
23/05/2018
Publication Organisation: 
National Geographic
Publication Author: 
Maanvi Singh
Keyword/s: 
rine, Pollution, plastic, fisherm
Thematic Area: 
Marine pollution
Region/s: 
Asia
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MANVI SINGHAL said:

Saving the planet one fish at a time!