#PlanetOrPlastic | Photograph by Abdul Hakim (@abdhakimhamid)
#YourShotPhotographer Abdul Hakim photographed the pollution of Sungai Klang river in Malaysia. As of 2015, more than 6.9 billion tons of plastic waste had been generated. Around 9 percent of that was recycled, 12 percent was incinerated, and 79 percent accumulated in landfills or environment.
Plastic has become a global issue that is polluting our planet, endangering our wildlife and threatening the health of our environment. Today @natgeo launched Planet or Plastic? (#PlanetOrPlastic), a multiyear effort to raise awareness about the global plastic trash crisis. Check out our Instagram Story to learn 10 Shocking Facts about Plastics.