Special Highlight: Aeshnina A. Aqilani, Co-Captain, River Warrior, Indonesia
10th June 2020 6:00pm Singapore Time
The special highlight will be played at Using Collaboratives and Networks to Support Climate Solutions.
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.