A group of researchers from the United States and Australia along with Jenna Jambeck, an environmental engineer at the University of Georgia conducted a study of the plastic waste levels in the world’s ocean. According to their findings, China and Indonesia were the biggest culprits of ocean pollution. In fact, TheWall Street Journal reports that both the countries combined are responsible for more than a third of plastic litter in the global waters.
In the year 2010, researchers reported China to eradicate almost 8.8 million metric tons of mismanaged plastic waste. It was also estimated that approximately 3.53 million metric tons of waste ended in the ocean.
Similarly, Indonesia was responsible for 3.2 million metric tons of mismanaged plastic waste, from which 1.29 million metric tons became plastic marine debris.
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