Up to 95 per cent of plastic polluting the world's oceans pours in from just ten rivers, according to new research.And with no further ado, the dirty dozen minus two:
The top 10 rivers - eight of which are in Asia - accounted for so much plastic because of the mismanagement of waste.
About five trillion pounds is floating in the sea, and targeting the major sources - such as the Yangtze and the Ganges - could almost halve it, scientists claim.
THE 10 MOST POLLUTING RIVERSThis should not be considered a license to dump your trash in the ocean, but just be aware of where the problem seems really come from. China seems over represented even given it's huge population.
Yangtze East China Sea Asia
Indus Arabian Sea Asia
Yellow River Yellow Sea Asia
Hai He Yellow Sea Asia
Nile Mediterranean Africa
Ganges Bay of Bengal Asia
Pearl River South China Sea Asia
Amur Sea of Okhotsk Asia
Niger Gulf of Guinea Africa
Mekong South China Sea Asia