Industrial plastic waste disposal South Korea 2016, by method

In 2016, almost three million tons of commercial and industrial plastic waste were recycled in South Korea, while around 1.4 million tons of that were incinerated and 35 thousand tons were landfilled. That year, over ten million tons of plastic waste including synthetic resin, fiber, and rubber were generated in South Korea.

Volume of commercial and industrial plastic waste disposed in South Korea in 2016, by type of method

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Release date

September 2018

Region

South Korea

Survey time period

2016

Special properties

included synthetic resin, fiber, and rubber

Supplementary notes

Values have been rounded.

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