Half the word’s plastic trash ending up in the ocean comes down the Yangtze river. A Limerick.

There’s trash in the river Yangtze

It’s making its way to the Sea

For the Chinese pollute

and they don’t give a hoot

One wonder, how bad can it be?

How bad is it?

It turns out that 93% of all the plastics that reach the oceans come from just 10 rivers, eight in Asia and two in Africa. Of them the Yang-Tse river contributes about half. All other rivers combined from Africa, America, Asia, Australia, Europe and North and South America contribute about 7% (Source Scientific American 2018)

Thanks, China!