Well now, I'm not sure about that.. India and China dump a lot of plastics into the ocean.
It's pretty fukking disgusting
Nobody wants to pick up the tab on a re-tooled fishing trolley that skims and removes down to micro debris in the Oceans, it operates on donations right now
World's first ocean plastic-cleaning machine set to tackle Great Pacific Garbage Patch
I also found this interesting as well shameful if true
50% of Ocean Plastic Is Fishing Nets, Not Straws
I guess ban fishing is the real answer
A cool video showing the spread of the tsunami debris patch.
We have a Hello Kitty doormat from that which was a beach find in Hawaii.
Yeah great video, but you saying your discounting the endless stream of trash dumped into the oceans by India and China??
Oh BTW have you been to an A&W lately for and use their cardboard straws.. if it gets to wet you pulling cardboard out of your mouth.
China doesn't do that. Ever seen a Chinaman throw away money?
India is in the Indian Ocean. Is there an Indian Ocean "garbage patch"?
You dont need to know geography...but it helps.
Look really really close at the "garbage".
Most is busted up wood from the 2 tsunamis. They pay cash for plastic in China. Those people making money from tsunami debris will leave the wood and only pick up the plastic and metals for cash.
OMG Dude.. yes "some" of the Pacific Ocean patch is from the tsunami ... pat Petros on the back.. "good go ol'chum. "
But don't be saying it's all from the tsunami, that's just nutty.
Anyhow I need to get driving.. have a delivery tomorrow in Othello, WA. Yippie.. "growning"
New research suggests we might be thinking about the ocean plastic problem all wrong — trash dumped from ships could be a major culprit
UNICEF is like Trudeau, selling rainbows and unicorns..
Looks like you buying into it.. soon we will see you carrying around the Quran??
...and at that point we will know you have been 125% indoctrinated
The top 10 most polluted rivers in the world have one thing in common – they are located alongside large human populations with poor waste management systems. Together, they deliver almost all the plastics in the entirety of our oceans.
10th – The Mekong River
One of the longest rivers in Asia and one that’s close to home. The Mekong River travels through Asia bordering various countries like China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam. It supports 200 million people depending heavily on agricultural and fishing industries.
9th – The Niger River
The 9th ranked most polluted river on our list is the main river of West Africa. Niger River supports over 100 million citizens of Africa. From Nigeria, it flows through five countries before ending up in the Atlantic Ocean.
8th – The Amur River
Also known as Heilong River, Amur River is located between the borders of the Heilongjiang province of China and Russia’s Siberia, before being emptied on the vastness of Okhotsk Sea.
7th – The Pearl River
Ironically, this river was named after its pearl-coloured shells lying at its bottom that flows through Guangzhou City. Another one of China’s most notorious river for harbouring plastics, this river isn’t looking pearly anymore. As a matter of fact, Hong Kong is consistently suffering from trash coming from Pearl River being washed on its shores.
6th – The Ganges River
Considered to be the most polluted river in India, The Ganges River is upsettingly sixth on our list of the most polluted river in the world. It is worshipped as “Ganga Mata”, the divine mother responsible for sustaining life and nurturing civilization throughout India’s history. It provides water resources to over half a billion people or 40% of India’s population. Despite these facts, an overwhelming amount of 1.2 billion pounds of plastics are still dumped here annually.
5th – The Hai River
Another one of China’s nastiest rivers, Hai River is the fourth on our list. It flows between two of the most densely-populated regions of China, Tianjin and Beijing, before emptying into the Bohai Sea.
4th – The Yellow River
China’s cradle of civilization, Yellow River is the third longest river in Asia, next to Yangtze and Yenisei. It’s also the sixth longest river in the world, flowing through nine of China’s provinces to the Bohai Sea. This river is almost beyond salvation because of undrinkable water and 30% of its fishes gone.
3rd – The Indus River
3rd on our list, the Indus River is the longest in Pakistan. Its basin is covering over 384,000 square miles of open land, 204,000 of which lie in Pakistan. It’s one of Asia’s largest rivers running through Pakistan and India to the Arabian Sea. Aside from plastics, this river’s pollution is also from the absurd amount of sewage wastes.
2nd – Yangtze River
Located yet again in China, the Yangtze River is the longest in Asia and third longest in the world. Its reputation is the 2nd worst on our list for flowing out a staggering amount of 1.5 million tons or 55% of the ocean’s plastics. Flowing through some of China’s most populated regions like Shanghai (22 million), Wuhan (9.8 million), and Chongqing (7.5 million), the river’s basin is a home for 480 million people or one-third of China’s population. Because of the highly-consumerist lifestyle of the Chinese populace, their waste management system can no longer keep up.
The Most Polluted River in the World – The Citarum River
And finally, the leader of this infamous list, the Citarum River, regarded as the most polluted river in the world. Located in Indonesia, flowing down a basin that is home to millions of people. Due to the increase in industrial development and almost zero waste management, the river is succumbed by domestic, chemical, industrial and numerous types of water pollution.
Malaysia has an "illegal plastic recycling industry". Plastic is good income.
If we paid cash for plastic maybe job rats would stop stealing copper and aluminum?