A 'water journey' shows just how much plastic is in our water sources

The Water Heroes' last checkpoint, the Sewage Treatment Plant in KL. Photo: WWF Malaysia/Shariff Mohamad

When we look at our rivers today, what do we see? Usually, it’s all types of plastic floating about. In today’s world, this oh-so-convenient material is increasingly found in products that we use in every aspect of our lives.

Unfortunately, when we dispose of plastic products in overcrowded landfills, they take an exceedingly long amount of time to degrade, as the natural elements fail to break them down to be dissolved into the surrounding soil.

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