A polluted river segment near the coastline of Cavite. Rivers often act as conveyor belts to transport trash out to the sea. This is what Project ASEANO aims to stop. (PRF)
East Asian countries produce over half of our world’s marine plastic pollution. Rivers act like conveyor belts to discharge waste to the oceans.
To stem this flow, Project ASEANO is developing practical and sustainable measures to reduce the impacts of plastic pollution and their implications on both socioeconomic development and the environment. The project uses an integrated solid waste management approach and focuses on the city and municipal level through two pilot sites: the Citarum River in Indonesia and the Imus River in the Philippines.
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