Indonesia hosts the 2018 Our Ocean conference in Bali, 29-30 Oct. Wikimedia Commons

The Jakarta Post-Oct 30, 2018

While we depend on the world’s oceans for our livelihood, food and transportation, they have also become major dustbins.  An article titled ‘The Scent of Death in Our Oceans’ published in Lancet earlier this month cited a study by the Norwegian Polar Institute that revealed only 14 percent of the world’s plastic production was recycled effectively every year. About 8 to 10 million tons of plastic enter the oceans, more than 90 percent of which ends up on the seabed.

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First published in: The Jakarta Post