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Chart of Global Plastic Production and Waste

Global Plastic Production and Waste
Packaging represents 26% of the total volume of plastics used. Even when managed adequately, the process of recycling plastic ultimately produces a lower quality product and the required shipping, washing, chopping and melting also has a detrimental environmental impact.

Sources

Production, use, and fate of all plastics ever made, Geyer, R., Jambeck, J. R., & Law, K. L. (2017), advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/7/e1700782.full

Tags: plastic, waste, recycling, global plastic production and waste, plastics

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