Plastic crisis in Myanmar


Plastic is a problem. Why? Because it doesn't go away. Unlike paper, plastic is not biodegradable, which means it does not naturally decay back into the earth. Most developed countries are now trying to reduce their creation and use of plastic, especially the use of plastic bags. Unfortunately, Myanmar is at a stage in its development when people and businesses are using a lot of plastic products.


Read the article about plastic pollution in Myanmar and identify the statements as True, False or Not Given.

  1. A Fauna and Flora International study has found that Myanmar's coastlines are heavily affected by micro plastics.

  2. The Ayeyarwady River is the world's most polluted river.

  3. River water was tested at various places in the Ayeyarwady River

  4. Some people at the workshop in NPT did not agree that the most important action was to reduce plastic at its source.

  5. The Myanmar government will develop and lead an initiative to ensure that producers use more recycled plastic.

Match the ten words from the reading with their synonyms











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