Global plastic waste volume 1950-2050

Plastic waste volume worldwide in 2015 and 2050 (in billion metric tons)

by M. Garside, last edited Jun 28, 2019
Global plastic waste volume 1950-2050 This statistic displays the plastic waste volume worldwide in 2015, and a forecast figure for 2050. In 2015, global plastic waste volume reached around 6.3 billion metric tons. This figure is expected to increase to 12 billion metric tons by 2050.
Show more

Plastic waste volume worldwide in 2015 and 2050 (in billion metric tons)

Statista Accounts: Access All Statistics. Starting from $588 / Year
Basic Account
Get to know the platform

You only have access to basic statistics.

Premium Account
Your perfect start with Statista
  • Instant access to 1m statistics
  • Download in XLS, PDF & PNG format
  • Detailed references

$49 / Month *

Corporate Account
Full access

Corporate solution including all features.

* All products require an annual contract.
   Prices do not include sales tax.
Leading companies trust Statista:
paypalgoogleadobepgsamsungtelekom
Statista has been my savior on several occasions. The site is easy to maneuver and the data is in a format that can go right into a report or presentation.
Marlene Greenfield

Marlene Greenfield
Vice President, Hearst Magazines

Statistics on "Plastic waste in Europe"
  • Overview
The most important statistics
  • Recycling and treatment
  • Marine waste
  • Public opinions
Discover Statista
Need help with using Statista for your research? Tutorials and first steps
Further Content: Statistics, Studies, and Topic Pages
Learn more about how Statista can support your business.
Do you have any questions about our business solutions?

We provide you with detailed information about our Corporate Account.