Afternoon TEA: Who's polluting the oceans? - TEA



Afternoon TEA: Who’s polluting the oceans?

Did you know?

Just 10 rivers carry 90% of plastic polluting the oceans.

None of them are in North America.

Instead of saddling the U.S. with the blame and burdening American taxpayers with the costs, let’s hold the true culprits accountable for the billions of tons of plastics that are littering our oceans.

It turns out that 90% of all 8.3 billion tons of plastic in the world that eventually reaches the world’s oceans gets flushed through just 10 rivers, mostly from Asia and India.

Here is just another example of U.S. global environmental leadership.

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Source: Almost all plastic in the ocean comes from just 10 rivers. Deutche Welle, November 30, 2017