5 ASIAN COUNTRIES THAT SERIOUSLY POLLUTE WATERWAYS
Indonesia is home to the most polluted river in the world, the Citarum River. According to media reports, the situation has gotten so dire that military action has recently been taken to remove the plastic waste-and stop further dumping of garbage into the river. However, this is just a small fraction of Asia’s pollution problem. China, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam are dumping more plastic into oceans than the rest of the world combined , according to a 2017 report by Ocean Conservancy. This isn’t only a problem for Asian countries, but the world as a whole. The US wasted about 33.6 million tons of plastic, and only 9.5 percent had been recycled.