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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.

Sources

"Estimation of global plastic loads delivered by rivers into the sea", 2017, Schmidt, et. al; Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research; www.ufz.de/export/data/2/149396_EGU_2017_Schmidt.pdf

Tags: plastics in the ocean, plastics waste, plastics in rivers, plastics in the ocean, plastics

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