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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.

Plastic waste volume worldwide in 2015 and 2050

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Release date

July 2017

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2015

Supplementary notes

* Forecast.

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