Fight against garbage in the ocean starts at individual level: Greenpeace

Solutions to the massive garbage “islands” floating off Thailand start at the individual level, but government policy and regulation is also needed, officials and environmentalists have said. Earlier this month, pictures of large amounts of garbage floating in the sea spread on social networks and sparked public concern about a chronic but often forgotten problem affecting Thai marine resources. Government authorities and the environmental group Greenpeace agree that both public and private measures must be implemented to counter this problem. Greenpeace Southeast Asia campaign director Tara Buakamsri said the garbage problem was very serious and urged sustainable solutions that start at the individual level.

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