ASIA: A grow­ing prob­lem

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Asia’s fast growth means that half the world’s plas­tic waste is gen­er­ated by five Asian coun­tries: China, In­done­sia, the Philip­pines, Viet­nam and Sri Lanka. And eight of the ten rivers car­ry­ing the most plas­tic waste into the world’s oceans are in Asia. China’s Yangtze River alone washes 1.5 mil­lion met­ric tons of plas­tic into the Yel­low Sea each year.

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