EAST ASIA PACIFIC'S FIGHT AGAINST MARINE PLASTIC DEBRIS

Globally, countries in East Asia and the Pacific are at the center of the marine plastics crisis: some are the biggest producers, while others are disproportionately affected by the impacts of marine plastic debris on their shores.

The World Bank is supporting several studies and providing financing to fight this in East Asia and Pacific. Below get to know the passionate innovators and activists in the region who are leading the fight to clean up their countries’ waterways and reduce plastic waste.

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Stemming the Tide of Marine Plastics in Indonesia

Eight million tons of plastic are dumped in the ocean each year. A new Multi-Donor Trust Fund supported by Norway, Denmark and the World Bank is tackling the issue in Indonesia.

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Indonesia: Marine Debris Hotspot

The World Bank produced this rapid assessment to support Indonesia, one of the largest producers of plastic waste, and its response to the alarming volume of marine plastic debris in our oceans.

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Solving Marine Pollution

The report provides a menu of pollution abatement options to help countries and their development partners improve the health and productivity of coastal and ocean areas.

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Statement on Marine Debris

Read the World Bank Statement at the Special ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Marine Debris.