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Global amount of macro- and microplastics lost to the environment by type 2018

This statistic displays the amount of macro- and microplastics lost to the environment worldwide as of 2018, broken down by plastic type. In that year, some 1.06 million metric tons of polypropylene macroplastics were lost to the environment worldwide.

Volume of macro- and microplastics lost to the environment worldwide as of 2018, by plastic type

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Release date

October 2018

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

* ABS: acrylonitrile butadiene styrene.
ASA: acrylic styrene acrylonitrile.
SAN: sytrene-acrylonitrile resin.

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