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wrapping plastic in more plastic is a common sight here and most shoppers will head home clutching several of these thin single use plastic bags in fact one meet vendor told voices she can get through three hundred plastic bags in just one business day , she says she sees a customer's throwing smaller ones on the floor bottes contra feuds that business , the banks that don't get stuffed into the kitchen cupboard often end up via , environmentalists in the Philippines have struggled to reduce the amount of home grown plastic waste and to add to the problem southeast Asian countries have also started to import waste from the rich west to now millions of tons of trash diverted to less regulated countries off to China shut its borders to weld the waste some parts of countries like the Philippines seem to be buckling under the plastic and activists say the key is to crack the single use problem Saudi into that %HESITATION for us it's %HESITATION policies %HESITATION giving regulations for the use of single use plastic sweat government needs to do is also help develop %HESITATION alternative delivery systems alternative packaging I'm because plastics will not go away unless there is an alternative , thanks to this one the issue to be front and center for regional leaders at the ASEAN summit in Bangkok among them will be the Philippines as well as Indonesia Vietnam and Thailand they make up for the five top movie in plastic pollutants China is the world's worst offender