Plastic waste disposal South Korea 2017, by method

In 2017, it was estimated that around 23 percent of plastic waste disposed in South Korea was recycled as recycled plastic material. Another 40 percent was recycled as fuel, while 33 percent was simply incinerated and 4.6 percent was buried in landfills.

Distribution of plastic waste disposed in South Korea in 2017, by method type

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Release date

December 2019

Region

South Korea

Survey time period

2017

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