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- Jun 5, 2005
Every bit helps. This group is doing some impressive ocean cleanup work in the areas you mention. Better education in those areas along with stricter enforcement is necessary. Ocean life is affected by the plastic dumps. Many of those countries rely on the ocean for fishing / food. Fish have been caught with micro plastic in them.........and that contaminates the food supply. It is a multi pronged issue. Humans have been very irresponsible on so many levels it is heart breaking.And you honestly think this is going to make one iota of difference? You are completely delusional.
The few studies to estimate ocean plastic pollution suggest a handful of Asian countries are disproportionately responsible. A study by the Helmholtz Center for Environmental Research, in Germany, has been cited as saying that most ocean plastic comes from 10 rivers in Asia and Africa.
Another study, by the Jambeck Research Group at the University of Georgia, found that mismanaged plastic waste — the sort likely to land in oceans — would barely decrease if Europe and North America cut out all plastic.