ICRT Radio News
The Ocean Affairs Council (OCA) said Friday that it will step up action to
deal with an increase in marine debris along Taiwan's coast after a recent
report highlighted the seriousness of the issue.
The OCA said it has launched an investigation into microbeads and marine
rubbish hot spots around Taiwan to gauge the situation.
This year, a fleet of 2,009 ships from cities and counties across Taiwan has
been recruited to clean up marine trash around the country as part of
government efforts to prevent any further deterioration.
According to the report, Taiwan's coastline has been inundated with marine
garbage, with enough trash to fill an average of 13 big plastic trash bags
every 100 meters in those areas last year. [FULL STORY]