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PHILIPPINE RIVERS DOMINATED THE GLOBAL TOP 10 LIST OF LARGEST PLASTIC EMITTING RIVERS!๐Ÿ‡ต๐Ÿ‡ญ๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’”๐Ÿ’” About 80% of the world's ocean plastics enter via rivers. The Philippines alone contribute about 1/3 of the global total - much higher than those coming from the continents of Africa, North America, South America, Europe, and Oceania combined! Most of the worldโ€™s largest emitting rivers are in Asia, where about 81% of the ocean plastics are emitted. The Philippines, the top-emitting country, alone contributes around 36.4% of the world's total - much higher than the most populous countries (China - 7% and India - 13%)! See their interactive map here: https://theoceancleanup.com/ REFERENCES: [1] Meijer, J.J.L, Emmerik, T., Ent, R., Schmidt, C., Lebreton, L. (2021). More than 1000 rivers account for 80% of global riverine plastic emissions into the ocean. Science Advances, 7(18). DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaz5803 [2] Ritchie, H. (2021). Where does the plastic in our oceans come from?. OurWorldInData. Retrieved from: https://ourworldindata.org/ocean-plastics

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