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Thailand, the current chair of the group, has lauded the declaration as a “big step” for the region, whose coasts have seen whales and sea turtles wash up dead in recent years with large amounts of plastic rubbish in their stomachs.(Representative Image)

The ‘top-5’ countries throwing plastic waste in the Oceans

By Reuters | Bangkok
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 04:03 PM IST
But individual efforts alone can’t fully stop the 8 million tonnes of plastic that make their way to the ocean each year, and with four of the five worst ocean polluters in Southeast Asia, the region’s governments must take action, he says.
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