How Much Plastic Enters The Ocean, and Where Does it Come From?

Roughly 8 billion kilograms of plastics enter the world’s waters every year. The problem is most acute in emerging coastal economies. The volume of plastic entering oceans can be hard to comprehend, admits Jenna Jambeck, an engineering professor at the University of Georgia who has published pathbreaking science that quantifies plastic “leakage” to the oceans.

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Roughly 8 billion kilograms of plastics enter the world’s waters every year. The problem is most acute in emerging coastal economies. The volume of plastic entering oceans can be hard to comprehend, admits Jenna Jambeck, an engineering professor at the University of Georgia who has published pathbreaking science that quantifies plastic “leakage” to the oceans.

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