Disgusting Waves of Trash Ruin Beautiful Beach – WSPA.com
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A team of conservationists from the Parley Group has been working with the local navy, Santo Domingo authorities and locals for the job. According to officials, they have already scooped an estimated 60 tonnes (metric) of plastic.
The Dominican Republic is a tourist hotspot that is famous for its golden Caribbean beaches and unspoiled natural paradise. The waves of plastic not only damage the reputation of the island nation but could kill marine and bird life who become entangled in the trash.
Not just a problem for the Dominican Republic, environmentalists say plastic is emerging as a major issue for seas and oceans across the world. Environmental group Parley estimates that at least 5 trillion pieces of plastic weighing over 250,000 tonnes are flowing in the world’s oceans.