A scrap collector sorts plastic waste at a garbage dump in Shanghai. China’s coastal waters have seen a surge in waste, with plastic making up more than 80 per cent of floating rubbish. Photo: AFP

China’s ocean waste dumping at highest level in at least a decade, with 27 per cent surge in 2018

  • Delta regions of Yangtze and Pearl rivers hardest hit, according to environment ministry
  • Plastic dominates waste above and below water surface, including on the seabed
Topic |   China pollution
A scrap collector sorts plastic waste at a garbage dump in Shanghai. China’s coastal waters have seen a surge in waste, with plastic making up more than 80 per cent of floating rubbish. Photo: AFP
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