Photo Story: Plastic from source to sea

Rivers: conveyor belts of plastic pollution

Location: Global. 19th Sep 2018

As plastic is discarded into our waterways, rivers become conveyor belts of plastic waste, transporting this toxic cargo into the world's estuaries, deltas and oceans. This new visual story takes the reader from source to sea highlighting the importance of good river basin management in helping tackle the global marine plastic pollution challenge.

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Photo Story: Plastic from source to sea

 

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80% of pollution to the marine environment comes from land, Semporna, Malaysia. © Rich Carey/Shutterstock

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