Living on Phuket island Thailand , so many beautiful beaches and they are great for swimming but sometimes you will find plastic bags floating in the water and can be a lot of them. I was at one of my favorite small beach Ya Nui and the beach was well maintained until you got in the water! Plastic bags everywhere. How anyone could enjoy being in the water? I did not take a photo of the plastic bags in the water that day but below is Surin Beach with plastic bottles and bags on the beach
When I was growing up in the USA, paper was used and no plastic, but over the years plastic boomed all over the world and in many ways has made life easier. The camera I am using to take the photos is made out of plastic! We will avoid the political if possible and stick with the science and conservation of our world!