Naming Asian countries as top ocean plastic polluters is misleading and misses the root of the plastic pollution crisis.
As BFFP strives to shift the narrative on who is truly responsible for plastic pollution, with giant corporations in developing countries playing a critical role, it is heartening to see the vehement responses to such graphics. The responses on social media indicate good public awareness of the plastic waste trade and how multinational corporations in developed countries have shifted the blame for their disposable products and packaging onto the Global South.
For plastic pollution to stop, production of non-essential single-use plastics must end. Instead, there must be a shift to alternative delivery systems that promote reuse and refill. And with the creation of a global plastics treaty to end plastic pollution, governments have the opportunity to commit to bringing about systemic change.
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