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Chart of Plastics in the Ocean

Plastics in the Ocean
Rivers are a major pathway for plastic transport into the seas. Ten rivers: the Yangtze, Indus, Yellow, Hai He, Ganges, Pearl, Amur and Mekong in Asia; and the Nile and the Niger in Africa contribute about 90% of all river-driven plastics into the sea.


"Estimation of global plastic loads delivered by rivers into the sea", 2017, Schmidt, et. al; Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research;

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