The Philippines has a plastic pollution crisis on its hands and poverty makes it even worse

Armed with gloves, rubber boots and a rake, “Mangrove Warrior” Willer Gualva, 68, comes to Freedom Island in the Philippines almost every day to stop it being engulfed by trash.No one lives on the island, yet each morning its shores are covered in garbage, much of it single-use sachets of shampoo, toothpaste, detergent and coffee that are carried out to sea by the rivers of overcrowded Manila.“We collect mostly plastics here and the number one type are sachets,” said Gualva, one of 17 people…