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Plastic pollution is most visible in developing Asian nations, where waste collection systems are often inefficient or nonexistent. In East Java, Indonesia, in particular, imported plastic waste has become one of the most pressing environmental issues.
Not only can plastic debris kill marine animals, but the toxins leached from plastic can also pose health risks for those across the food chain and eventually ending up on our plates.
Environmental protection, however, has not been a priority in Indonesia. The only way to address plastic pollution issues is by initiating a cross-sector collaborative approach, led by the civil society and supported by the government.
- Emphasize the toxic impact of plastic pollution that cause hormonal disorder to living creatures, which could lead to infertility, misscarriage, tumors or cancer of reproductive organs
- Encourage all countries to recycle their own waste and demand the government of exporting countries to clean up the piles of plastic scraps that are being dumped in Bangun Village