The three principal plastic waste contributing rivers of the World
From Which Issue 1,429 Tonnes of Plastic Waste Daily, into the Marine Environments.
The rivers have given to this distinction, and the principal members of said rivers’ basin areas, are displayed herein without regard to consistent geographic scale. The reader is encouraged to observe the circular locus globes for a reference of comparative size.
Yangtze River and basin: nine-hundred and twelve tonnes of plastic deposited per day (38 tonnes per hour an 27,750 tonnes per month).
Ganges river and basin: three-hundred and fifteen tonnes of plastic deposited per day (13 tonnes per hour an 9,583 tonnes per month).
Xi river and basin: two-hundred and two tonnes of plastic deposited per day (8.4 tonnes per hour an 6,158 tonnes per month)