Friends of the Earth’s Emma Priestland recently travelled to Indonesia to research plastic pollution. She was horrified at what she found.

Surabaya on East Java is Indonesia’s second city. It’s heavily industrialised with factories lining the banks of the main Brantas River. I’ve come here to meet Prigi Arisandi, a friend I’ve known for many years.

Prigi is an internationally recognised environmentalist who won a major prize (the Goldman) for his work cleaning up the Brantas River. So when he told me he had something to show me, I couldn’t resist.

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