River Plastic Emissions to the World's Oceans (Interactive Map)

The Ocean Cleanup's new model approach includes geographically distributed data on plastic waste, land use, wind, precipitation, and rivers. The updated model then calculates the probability for plastic waste to reach a river and subsequently the ocean.

This probabilistic approach highlights regions that are likely to emit plastic into the ocean. Combined with mismanaged plastic waste, displayed in this map, their model predicts plastic emissions for each river. 

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