Every year, 11 million tonnes of plastic waste enter the world’s oceans, and this number is projected to increase to 29 million tonnes by 2040.
The report “Marine Plastic Pollution and Its Sources in the Coral Triangle” highlights the serious issue of plastic waste in one of the world’s most diverse and delicate marine ecosystems. The Coral Triangle is famous for its exceptional marine biodiversity, covering a vast area of ocean where Indonesia, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Solomon Islands, and Timor-Leste come together. However, this region, which is full of life and natural wonders, is now faced with the enormous challenge of marine plastic pollution. This report serves as a vital tool in understanding the sources, implications, and potential solutions to combat marine plastic pollution within the Coral Triangle.