Stemming the Plastic Tide

Hai river plastic polution

10 Rivers Contribute Most of the Plastic in the Oceans

The Yangtze alone pours up to an estimated 1.5 million metric tons into the Yellow Sea

Our seas are choking on plastic. A staggering eight million metric tons wind up in oceans every year, and unraveling exactly how it gets there is critical. A recent study estimates that more than a quarter of all that waste could be pouring in from just 10 rivers, eight of them in Asia. Continue reading