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
Location: India and Bangladesh
Location: Nigeria and Cameroon
Location: Brazil, Peru, Columbia, and Ecuador
Location: Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, China, Myanmar, and Vietnam
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