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JAKARTA: Indonesia produced 3.2 million tons of plastic waste in 2010, with around 1.29 million tons of that ending up in the ocean, according to a study published in the journal Science, The Jakarta Post reported.
The figure places Indonesia second only to China, with its 8.8 million tons of waste, or 27 percent of global plastic waste. About 1.3 million to 3.5 million tons of China’s plastic waste ends up in the ocean.
The study found that around 8 million tons of plastic waste ends up in the world’s oceans every year, or, as the report mentions, enough plastic to cover an area 34 times the size of Manhattan with an ankle-deep layer. It is also the total amount of plastic waste produced globally in 1961.
The 10 biggest marine polluters (by millions of tonnes of plastic waste dumped in the ocean each year) are: China 8.8; Indonesia 3.2; The Philippines 1.9; Vietnam 1.8; Sri Lanka 1.6; Thailand 1.0; Egypt 1.0; Nigeria 0.9; Malaysia 0.9; and, Bangladesh 0.8
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originally posted by: intrptr
originally posted by: swanne
a reply to: intrptr
I do believe the OP meant "biggest marine polluters", otherwise the post would hardly make sense indeed.
Thread title is direct copy of the article title and I agree, kinda misleading.
That was my point.
originally posted by: stuthealien
i actually disagree with this for several reason's but first i have a question what country owns this publication????
what about the undersea nuclear tests carried out by our western governments does this not polute ?
or the anti-fowling paint on our ships that is now banned in some harbours due to its dangers to all marine life
copper based anti-fowl
or the oil spills ,even worse the chemicals they have used to clean the oil spills.