Asia’s plastic problem is choking the world’s oceans. Here’s how to fix it

A fisherman (L) mends his boat as a fellow fisherman carries a box of fish at a polluted beach in Cilincing, North Jakarta June 5, 2013. The fisherman said that it has been difficult to catch fish in the last five years due to the pollution on the beach by plastic and garbage. World Environment Day is celebrated annually on June 5. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA - Tags: ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT SOCIETY)

Unless we clean up our act, there will be more plastic than fish in the ocean (by weight) by 2050. Image: REUTERS/Beawiharta

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 By 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the world’s oceans.
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