Published in: 2021
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Current estimates based on a limited number of modelling studies suggest that globally some 9-10 million tonnes of plastics enter the oceans annually to become marine litter. Moreover, it is estimated that 15-20% of all plastics are entering oceans via riverine ecosystems of which 90% are contributed by 10 of the world’s most polluting rivers only. Two of these rivers are located in India, namely Ganga and Indus. India remains one of the biggest plastic producing countries with a plastic processing industry that is expected to reach 22 million tonnes per year by 2020.
GIZ (2021). Cities Combatting Plastic Entering Marine Environment. GIZ
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