World plastic and polythene disposers: Sri Lanka ranked 5th

World plastic and polythene disposers: Sri Lanka ranked 5th

World plastic and polythene disposers: Sri Lanka ranked 5th

Written by Staff Writer

16 Jun, 2019 | 1:30 pm

COLOMBO (News 1st) – Sri Lanka is ranked fifth in the list of countries that release plastic and polythene waste to the ocean. According to an international survey, China is ranked at the top for releasing plastic and polythene waste in the world.

The flow of Polythene into the ocean along rivers, that are not properly disposed on land, is one of the main reasons for this trend in Sri Lanka. According to the General Manager of the Marine Environment Protection Authority, Dr Terney Pradeep Kumara, the coastline and the marine ecosystem is on the verge of destruction. He said that this could have a severe impact on tourism and the fishing industry.

 

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