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Breakdown of select global plastic waste importers 2018

This statistic displays the distribution of plastic waste imports worldwide between January to November 2018, broken down by select country. In that period, Thailand received about 8.1 percent of the world's imported plastic waste. On December 31, 2017, China put a ban on a large portion of the plastic waste that foreign countries sent to the country for disposal.

Distribution of plastic waste imports worldwide between January to November 2018, by select country*

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Release date

April 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

January and November 2018

Supplementary notes

* Figures are based on world's top 21 exporting countries and regions.

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