Indonesia | Bioplastics from Seaweed, Solutions to Make the Sea Healthy


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JAKARTA (15/7) - The Indonesian sea has serious problems related to environmental pollution due to plastic waste. Garbage that comes from land takes a very long time, even hundreds of years, to decompose. This is not only a problem for Indonesia but also for the whole country. The Ministry of Maritime Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) is here to offer an alternative solution.

Data in research journals (Groh et al., 2019) said that global plastic production had reached 380 million tons in 2015, with around 40 percent of it being used for packaging. Another research journal (Zhang, Show, & Ho, 2019) said that the negative side of discarded plastic waste can cause some serious environmental problems, such as greenhouse gas emissions, the generation of microplastics and the toxic effects it causes.

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