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  1. Chinese cargo vessels create most garbage in the Pacific ocean, study.
  2. Study: Rapid increase in Asian bottles in the South Atlantic Ocean indicates major debris inputs from ships. "Currently, 75% of bottles are from Asia, with most from China."
  3. Plastics make up 70% of ocean litter. Data is from LITTERBASE. LITTERBASE includes data on garbage and microplastics.
  4. 70% of litter sinks, from United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). Link to come.
  5. An estimated 8 million tons of plastic enter the oceans each year. UNEP. Between 60-80% of garbage in the oceans is plastic.