Plastic pollution is a growing area of concern, particularly in developing countries where waste management systems have not kept pace with development. The Mekong River transports approximately 40 thousand tons of plastic into the ocean every year, affecting biodiversity in the river system as well as the nearby marine biodiversity hotspot of the Coral Triangle after it flows into the ocean. Join Monica Arienzo and Rachel Kozloski for a discussion on litter monitoring, microplastic analysis, and plastic pollution in the Mekong River and Tonle Sap, Cambodia.
This is the Stimson Center’s sixth in the Mekong data seminar series featuring presentations of recent studies and papers with an interactive discussion about the data and why it matters. Please register at the below link!