Global loss of microplastics to the environment by region 2018

This statistic displays the distribution of microplastics losses to the environment worldwide as of 2018, with a breakdown by geographical region. As of that year, around three percent of the global losses of microplastics via washing textiles and clothing took place in Western Europe.

Distribution of microplastic losses to the environment worldwide as of 2018, by region

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Sources

Release date

October 2018

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

Commonwealth of Independent States.
NAFTA: North American Free Trade Agreement.
* From virgin plastic pellets.

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