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Bangladesh ranks 9th for River Bourne plastic pollution

Staff Correspondent
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River Bourne plastic pollution
Bangladesh ranks ninth in the list of countries responsible for River Bourne plastic pollution. A recent study found such information. A study published in Science Advances last April found that nine of the top ten countries in Asia for River Bourne plastic pollution are in Asia.

The study, conducted by seven researchers in the Netherlands, Germany and New Zealand, found that about 80 percent of the ocean's plastic waste comes from more than a thousand rivers around the world. A large part of which is coming from the rivers of Asia.

Earlier, a study published in the journal Nature in 2017 said that the world's 20 largest rivers, most of which are responsible for 67 percent of the sea pollution in Asia.

The study, published in the journal Science Advances, found that small rivers that flow through densely populated urban areas, rather than large rivers, carry plastic waste into large rivers and then into the sea. According to researchers, rivers carry a minimum of eight million tons to a maximum of 2.7 million tons of plastic waste into the sea each year.

According to Nature's research, the amount of waste going from the river to the sea is more than 11 lakh to 24 lakh tonnes per year. The new study looked at data from a total of 1,656 rivers.

Here the various information of the river basins, the use of the river, everything has been brought under research. Such as the distance of rivers from the coast, the effect of rainfall, wind speed, land slope and extent and how they affect the transport of plastics, etc.

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