Articles by Emily De Stigter

Dr. Emily De Stigter is the Head of Communications and Public Relations for PANGEA Movement, and the co-founder of Bali-based community organization Modern Women Bali.

Plastic pollution in oceans is overwhelming. A standard garbage truck in New York holds about 13.6 metric tons of trash after it’s been finely packed. This equates to nearly 600,000 garbage trucks full of trash per year, 50,000 garbage trucks of trash per month, 1,600 per day, and more than one full garbage truck per minute getting dumped into the ocean, with no plan for removal, directly threatening the ecology. What are the solutions? Many environmentalist groups are working to solve the ocean plastic problem by removing plastic that has accumulated over time. While this is one of many ideal…

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