Yes, the world should be more focused on recycling. Large amounts of pollution in the ocean kills the living and non living organisms that live in the water and can also pollute the earth's atmosphere. More countries should establish better recycling initiatives in order to ensure that some of the earth's resources and organisms are around for future generations to experience.
While the US is better about recycling, I think everyone knows it should be more...and as far as the world goes, I doubt there are that many countries focused on recycling. Our oceans are polluted, but so are lakes, streams and many other avenues of vital sources to our eco system. Recycling needs to become a main focus to help curb all of our issues.
The amount of trash in our oceans, especially plastics is alarming. The oceans are the source of life for much of our planet, and as our oceans go, we go. It is time for us to stop being so selfish and start thinking about the world we are leaving for future generations.
Some advanced countries do a fair amount of recycling, but it is unreasonable to expect second and third world countries to focus on recycling when they face the far more immanent problems of war, famine, poverty, disease, and governmental corruption. The world should not limit these countries' abilities to advance economically by imposing the same standards that first world countries can afford.