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Let’s Stop Consuming Plastic and Help Our Rivers to Become Healthier.



Let’s consume less plastic and help our rivers to become healthier.

Rivers deposit 2.75 million metric tonnes of plastic into the seas each year, with just ten rivers contributing up to 95% of the world’s total waste.

Of the 2.75 million metric tonnes of plastic waste deposited into the ocean by rivers each year, 1.5 million, or 55%, flows out of the Yangtze (*)

The longest river in Asia has become one of the world's most polluted, with tonnes of plastic waste threatening marine life in the East China Sea and beyond.

The Yangtze River is the third longest river in the world, with a length of more than 6,300km.