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According to new study, the Philippines alone contribute about 1/3 of the global ocean plastics - much higher than those coming from the continents of Africa, N. America, S. America, Europe, and Oceania COMBINED! [Please see thread]
In tackling ocean plastic pollution, we need to know where they are coming from and what are factors playing a role in their transport from settlements to oceans. [2/13]
The newly released study of Meijer et al. (2021), entitled "More than 1000 rivers account for 80% of global riverine plastic emissions into the ocean," highlighted the following points: [3/13]
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