Japan is regarded as one of the cleanest countries, due in part through the use of single-use plastics. The excessive use of plastic has become part of the culture of Japan; however, single-use plastics are causing one of the most prominent problems today: ocean pollution.

Plastic is inexpensive and serves various purposes, which allows for mass production at a low cost. However, since it’s overused, plastic makes it easy for us to dispose of without thinking about the consequences. When plastic waste ends up in the ocean, it gets broken down into small particles known as microplastics.

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