Global polluting rivers by plastic inputs to oceans 2017

This statistic displays the average volume of river plastic mass inputs into oceans around the world as of 2017. The Yangtze river in China had an estimated annual input amounting to 333,000 metric tons of plastic.

Annual river plastic mass inputs to oceans as of 2017 (in 1,000 metric tons)*

Catchment (country)Midpoint mass input in thousand metric tons
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Source

Release date

June 2017

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

* All figures are estimates and based on midpoint estimates. Input rate are representative of mismanaged plastic waste and catchment runoff.
Figures were rounded to provide a better understanding of the statistic.

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