Top 20 Sources of Ocean’s Plastic Waste; primarily Asia; China is first.

Source: National Geographic

 

The rankings in this chart reflect the largest total amounts of plastic waste flowing into the oceans annually, not the highest per capita amounts. For example, Bangladesh ranks 10th overall, with 867,879 tons, but 187th per capita, at 346 pounds per person. Denmark ranks 143rd overall with 1,974 tons, but 19th per capita, at 1,883 pounds per person.

NG STAFF; J. L. WANG. SOURCE: SCIENCE