Indonesia is known for its failure to manage plastic waste well. Its thousands of islands mean it also has a lot of coastline for trash to wash up on. But efforts are being made to let the island’s beauty shine again.
Reduction of marine plastic trash was one of the major issues at the G20 summit of environment ministers in Japan. Delegates also discussed the future of energy security following the tanker attacks in the Gulf of Oman.
Thousands gathered in cities around Indonesia to protest plans to criminalize premarital sex and weaken the country's corruption-fighting agency. Lawmakers want to pass the vote before their terms end this month.
With its stunning beaches, the Indonesian island of Bali draws tourists from around the world. But plastics are spoiling the view, spurring locals to take action — from production to disposal.
The baby dugong, which washed up in waters off southern Thailand months ago, has died from a stomach infection caused by swallowing bits of plastic. Marium's death once again casts a spotlight on plastics in the ocean.
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