Just 10 rivers to blame for millions of tonnes of ocean plastic

Massive amounts of plastic bits that are dangerous to aquatic life are washing into the oceans and into even the most pristine waters. But how it all gets there from inland cities has not been fully understood. Now scientists have found that 10 rivers around the world where plastic waste is mismanaged contribute to most of the oceans' total loads that come from rivers. The report appears in ACS' Environmental Science & Technology.

Just 10 rivers to blame for millions of tonnes of ocean plastic

Analysis finds targeting just a few rivers could dramatically reduce marine pollution. Tim Wallace reports.

Wed 11 Oct 17 from Cosmos Magazine

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95% of plastic in oceans comes from just TEN rivers 

Researchers from Helmholtz-Centre for Environmental Research (UFZ) in Leipzig found that the top 10 rivers accounted for 88 to 95 per cent of the total global load.

Wed 11 Oct 17 from Daily Mail

Scientists trace path of inland plastic pollution from rivers to ocean

A team of researchers have identify ten rivers around the world where plastic waste mismanagement is most severe.

Wed 11 Oct 17 from UPI

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