According to the study, 90% of the earth's marine garbage comes from ten rivers
on December 14, the British media said that according to the research report issued by the Helmholtz environmental research center in Germany in the experimental process, three ways can smoothly switch tables according to the set procedure, 90% of the plastic garbage in the earth's ocean enters through 10 rivers, all of which are located in India, Africa and China
according to the British "Daily Express" station on December 12, the Nile and Niger rivers in Africa, the Yangtze River, Yellow River, Haihe River and Lancang River in China (called Mekong River after flowing into Indochina Peninsula), as well as the Ganges and Indus rivers in India, are the culprits of disastrous environmental pollution, because these rivers are the longest rivers in the world, and a large number of people live on both sides of the riversChristianschmitt, the person in charge of the research report, said: "halving the plastic waste in the catchments of these rivers will be a great success. In order to improve the environment for different models, it is necessary to strengthen waste management and raise public awareness of this problem."
it is reported that 1.5 million tons of plastic waste enter the sea through the Yangtze River alone every year, and only 18 tons of plastic waste enter the Thames River, which is nothing compared with it. The study involved 79 sampling sites in 57 rivers, which was further than another article published in the British journal Nature communications in June. The report said that two thirds of the plastic waste entering the sea came from 20 rivers
Schmidt and his colleagues are now studying how long it will take plastic waste to flow into the sea once it enters the river. At the same time, environmentalists are looking for new ways to deal with this problem. The Netherlands Based Ocean cleaning organization is proposing to set up giant drifting barriers to intercept large areas of plastic waste. Another idea - a marine garbage can that can collect 1.5 kilograms of garbage every day is currently being tried out in Portsmouth Port
it is reported that although the supply side structural reform of marine countries caused by Britain is considered to be less plastic waste, Brendan Godley, a professor of conservation science at the University of Exeter, warned that there must be no slack. He said: "a lot of garbage on the beach of about the exhibition comes from British marine activities and British mismanagement of garbage. Not all of them come from far away places and cannot be entirely attributed to others. But it is true that a small number of rivers cause most of the marine pollution, which may be more than 10, and it may be 20 rivers."
it is reported that the problem of plastic waste pollution has recently become very prominent in David Attenborough's BBC Documentary blue planet II. Environmentalists explained that whales are often entangled in plastic bags and sometimes even die by swallowing plastic waste
the United Nations recently unanimously agreed on a resolution calling for major actions to be taken by 2025 to "prevent and significantly reduce all kinds of marine pollution"