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Share of macroplastics in freshwater environments in Europe 2019

Most prevalent macroplastics in European freshwater environments as of 2019

by Ian Tiseo, last edited Jul 8, 2019
Share of macroplastics in freshwater environments in Europe 2019 Of all identifiable plastic litter items found in European freshwater environments, plastic bottles were the most prevalent. With a share of 14 percent, they were more commonly found than food wrappers, which were the second most common macroplastic identified.
In a survey with UK residents, it was found that 73 percent said they would use a reusable water bottle if they could help themselves to drinking water in shops or cafes, without the need to ask for permission.
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Most prevalent macroplastics in European freshwater environments as of 2019

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