Beaches Of Trash In Indonesia

TOPSHOT - A fisherman returns to the shore amid trash on the beach in Bangkalan, Madura Island, East Java province on May 13, 2024. (Photo by JUNI KRISWANTO / AFP) (Photo by JUNI KRISWANTO/AFP PHOTO/AFP via Getty Images)

Indonesia has 61,567 miles of coastline and is usually famous for its picturesque beaches and impressive flora and fauna. But recent years have seen large amounts of trash, mostly plastic, showing up on beaches around the country. The source of the garbage is both illegal dumping and ocean currents that wash items in from other areas. This has resulted in ecosystem damage and a decline in the fish catches of local fishermen.

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  1. Excellent topic, but please correct the spelling in the title: Indonesia, not Indosenia–unless there’s some word play I’m not getting!

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