British scuba diver Rich Horner filmed himself swimming through a sea of plastic at Manta Point off the island of Nusa Penida, near Bali, this week.
Horner posted the haunting footage, which has been shared across social media platforms world-wide, on 3 March along with the caption: ‘The ocean currents brought us in a lovely gift of a slick of jellyfish, plankton, leaves, branches, fronds, sticks, etc … Oh, and some plastic.’
“Some plastic bags, plastic bottles, plastic cups, plastic sheets, plastic buckets, plastic sachets, plastic straws, plastic baskets, plastic bags, more plastic bags, plastic, plastic, so much plastic!” he added.
Indonesia is the world’s second biggest plastics polluter, according to the BBC, and has pledged to cut down plastic waste into the ocean by 75% by 2025.
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