Beaches Of Trash In Indosenia - TPM – Talking Points Memo

Indonesia has 61,567 miles of coastline and is usually famous for its picturesque beaches and impressive flora and fauna. But recent years have seen large amounts of trash, mostly plastic, showing up on beaches around the country. The source of the garbage is both illegal dumping and ocean currents that wash items in from other areas. This has resulted in ecosystem damage and a decline in the fish catches of local fishermen.

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Excellent topic, but please correct the spelling in the title: Indonesia, not Indosenia–unless there’s some word play I’m not getting!

There’s a great future in plastics.