Top 20 Most Polluting Rivers In The World: China’s Yangtze And India’s Ganges Tops

Yangtze River in China has been found to be the most polluting river in the world, dumping some 333,000 tonnes of plastic each year into the East China Sea, according to researchers at the Ocean Cleanup Project.

It was found that the the Ganges River in India ‘is the world’s second-most polluting river’, dumping 115,000 tonnes of plastic in Bay of Bengal.

The study states that every year, more than 8 million tons of plastic ends up in the ocean, costing at least $8 billion in damage to marine ecosystems — killing an estimated 1 million sea birds, 100,000 sea mammals, and untold numbers of fish.

Top 20 Most Polluting River In The World, 2017

  1. Yangtze
    Location: China
  2. Ganges
    Location: India and Bangladesh
  3. Xi
    Location: China
  4. Huangpu
    Location: China
  5. Cross
    Location: Nigeria and Cameroon
  6. Brantas
    Location: Indonesia
  7. Amazon
    Location: Brazil, Peru, Columbia, and Ecuador
  8. Pasig
    Location: Philippines
  9. Irrawaddy
    Location: Myanmar
  10. Solo
    Location: Indonesia
  11. Mekong
    Location: Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, China, Myanmar, and Vietnam
  12. Imo
    Location: Nigeria
  13. Dong
    Location: China
  14. Serayu
    Location: Indonesia
  15. Magdalena
    Location: Colombia
  16. Tamsui
    Location: Taiwan
  17. Zhujiang
    Location: China
  18. Hanjiang
    Location: China
  19. Progo
    Location: Indonesia
  20. Kwa Ibo
    Location: Nigeria

Infographic:- Top 20 Most Polluting Rivers In The World

Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj

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