Macroplastic ocean pollution worldwide 2016, by route

Estimated quantity of macroplastic leakage to the ocean in 2016, by route

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Release date

October 2020

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2016

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information: "This graphic reflects our estimate of how much macroplastic enters the ocean through different routes (and excludes microplastics). These numbers have high uncertainty and are highly sensitive to model inputs."

Macroplastics are pieces of plastic larger than five millimeters in size.

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