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Control 10 rivers including Ganges to keep oceans free from plastic: Dr Yunus

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UNB, Wolfsburg (Germany) :
Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus has called upon all to feel the urgency of controlling 10 rivers in the world, including the Ganges, which are shockingly contributing 80 to 90 percent of plastic pollution to the world's oceans.
"Solution is very simple. Why don't we take control of these 10 rivers? Make sure plastic doesn't float around," he said while
wrapping up the two-day Social Business Academia Conference.
The main Summit began here on Thursday morning with around 800 participants from 55 countries.
Mentioning the Ganges as one of the 10 rivers, the founder of Grameen Bank said, "You've to focus on where the problem is and how we can address it."
Prof Yunus said these rivers must see clean-up efforts though it is not the end to it as somebody is sending more plastic wastes.
"So, keep up cleaning," he said emphasising the need for stopping the flow of plastic into the rivers through creating awareness among all.
Prof Yunus said everybody is polluting the rivers, "I'm polluting, you're polluting thinking that one more bottle will make no difference as there're millions of bottles."

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