Top 5 Rivers of Plastic

Check out this retro looking map showing the top five most plastic polluting rivers in the world.  The map uses stacks of Asian Elephants (about 4 tonnes each) to represent daily amounts of plastic.  Descriptive text is included so you don’t have to count elephants!

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Spoiler alert, no high output rivers from the US.  Stop focusing on those straws California!

You can find out more about the map from here.  Also there is a story map you can check out.  Map is based on data from a study you can find here.

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