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Chart of World Plastic Production

World Plastic Production
Over 90% of plastics produced are derived from virgin fossil feedstocks—accounting for about 6% of global oil consumption. This is equivalent to the total oil consumption of the global aviation sector.

Sources

Production, use, and fate of all plastics ever made; Geyer, R., Jambeck, J. R., et al; advances.sciencemag.org/content/3/7/e1700782.full
The new plastics economy: rethinking the future of plastics; Neufeld, L.,et al; www.weforum.org/docs/WEF_The_New_Plastics_Economy.pdf.

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