Malaysia Named Top 3 Main Contributor Of Plastic Pollution In The Ocean.

Malaysia has ranked 3rd in the list of countries that are the main contributors to plastic pollution in the ocean

Our country is the top 3 among 10 countries that have been dubbed the biggest contributors to the problem of plastic pollution in the ocean.

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The graphic shows a pie chart consisting of sections of the amount of ocean plastic waste for each country, labeled based on the metric ton unit.

Out of the 10 countries shown, 9 are Asian countries that have mismanaged 75% of the plastic accumulated in the ocean. The only non-Asian country on the list is Brazil, coming in at 37,799 metric tons.

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Source: The Guardian

Here’s the full list:

  1. Philippines – 356,371 metric tons
  2. India – 126,513 metric tons
  3. Malaysia – 73,098 metric tons
  4. China – 70,707 metric tons
  5. Indonesia – 56,333 metric tons
  6. Myanmar – 40,000 metric tons
  7. Brazil – 37,799 metric tons
  8. Vietnam – 28,221 metric tons
  9. Bangladesh – 24,640 metric tons
  10. Thailand – 22,806 metric tons

* Rest of the world – 176,012 metric tons

Most of that plastic waste contributed comes from parks, beaches, or along drains that are under roads. These pieces of plastic are then carried into drains and rivers by the rapid flow of water.

The rivers then become the main route for the plastic waste to be taken to the ocean.




Apart from garbage, plastic waste can also come from fishing nets that are thrown into the sea.

By Renushara. 22 February 2023
Source: The World of Buzz. 26 February 2023.

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