Sri Lanka ranked 5th amongst countries that dispose garbage into the sea

Monday, 25 April 2016 - 12:31


Sri Lanka has been ranked fifth among countries that dispose of plastic and solid waste into the sea. 

The Environment and Nature Education Centre pointed out that this has been revealed in research carried out in 192 countries, by the International Business Times.

China topped the list, Indonesia ranked second while the Philippines took the number three spot.

According to the International Business Times, over 13 million tons of plastic and solid waste is being disposed of into the sea around the world. 

Over 80 percent of such waste is being disposed by the first 20 countries alone.

However the Environment and Nature Education Center states that this situation could worsen and be increased by the year of 2025.

One of the main reasons to that projected effect maybe the establishment of proposed Colombo Port City project.

National Coordinator of the organization Vekandawala Rahula Thera said the lack of proper waste management systems is the main reason for the increased disposing of waste into the sea.

Several teachers unions launch work to rule campaign today
Thursday, 27 February 2020 - 7:42

Thirty teachers’ and Principals’ Trade Unions will engage in a working to rule campaign from today. Yesterday they launched a trade union... Read More

Truth regarding planting of Aloe Vera in Wilpattu revealed
Thursday, 27 February 2020 - 7:43

Reports regarding a project where nearly 100 acres of the south east border of the Wilpattu national forest reserve is being cleared destroying the ecosystem... Read More

The UN Human rights commissioner to verbally present facts regarding Sri Lanka today
Thursday, 27 February 2020 - 7:42

Minister of Foreign Relations Dinesh Gunawardena officially announced Sri Lanka’s decision to withdraw from the co-sponsorship of Resolution 40/1,... Read More