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Malaysians named as Asia’s worst plastic polluters

Kuala Lumpur: A report published on Monday listed Malaysians as the biggest per capita users of plastic packaging in a region responsible for more than half the plastic litter in the world’s oceans.
The report by the World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF) covers China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, which together account for “around 60 per cent of plastic debris entering the ocean.” The average Malaysian uses 16.78 kilogrammes of plastic packaging each year, according to WWF estimates, with Thailand next at 15.52 kg per person per annum. (AFP)