Plastic-filled rivers, Manila, Philippines

Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 02 April 2021 at 02:16:01 UTC
Sentinel-2 MSI acquired on 01 February 2023 at 02:19:21 UTC
Author(s): Sentinel Vision team, VisioTerra, France -
Keyword(s): Water quality, water quality, pollution, health, infrastructure, urban planning, Philippines
Fig. 1 - S2 (02.04.2021) - Ten years ago, the ranking of the most polluting rivers was dominated by the great rivers of China & India.
A study last year showed that the Philippines is now the most important plastic polluter of the oceans, contributing to 36% of the global plastic waste.
Fig. 2 - S2 (01.02.2023) - 7 of 10 major polluting rivers were in the Philippines, with Pasig River identified as the top plastic pollution source.