Skip to comments.90 per cent of global plastic waste comes from just 10 rivers in Asia and Africa
Posted on 07/02/2018 11:48:19 AM PDT by Sergio
Critics of Australian supermarkets' plastic bag ban continue to drum up protest, as it is revealed that 90 per cent of the world's plastic waste comes from just 10 rivers in Asia and Africa.
The river systems that carry the most waste into the ocean include the Amur, Ganges, Hai, Indus, Mekong, Pearl, Yangtze and Yellow Delta in Asia, as well as the Niger and Nile in Africa, a research paper has revealed. (trunc)
The study, carried out by Germany's Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, suggests that the most effective way of reducing the amount of plastic in the world's oceans is by addressing the sources of pollution along such waterways as these.
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I was just about to post the same thing ... word for word.
“Could be the only reason the earth allowed us to be spawned from it in the first place. It wanted plastic for itself. Didn’t know how to make it”. George Carlin
Indonesians throw everything on the ground and their coast are awash with plastic.
Note to self...stay out of the Ganges.
Maybe Thanos was on to something...
Denial and Deniger.
We are all subject to the enviros religion.
It’s their religion. These bans are a penance they believe in and force on everyone.
It’s the plastic straws that are apparently to blame for everthing. Well that and PDJT.
“Why are we here?”
Is Algore still standing in De Nile?
And 3% comes from Michael Moore.
One day, someone will seriously promote the idea of sending a few tons of this plastic waste into Outer Space. Maybe into the Stratosphere, far out enough not to interfere with any satellites. After people stop laughing at the idea, it may be a solution, albeit not a popular one.
This present pace of plastic waste cannot continue without waterways being affected. I’m not too big on the ecology or matters of man-caused pollution, but this is a growing problem. Even China has begun to accept less of the world’s rubbish.
All cultures are equal.
(I’ve linked this before - India is, well, nevermind)
I dared and wish I hadn’t.
I didn’t want lunch anyway.
Makes me feel a little better, but this stuff is coming in with the tide as far away as Scotland
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