Global environmental costs due to consumer goods plastics 2016, by region

This statistic presents the environmental costs associated with consumer goods sector plastics based on a business as usual scenario in 2016, broken down by global regions. In that year, these environmental costs in Asia amounted to approximately 51 million U.S. dollars.

Environmental costs of consumer goods plastics globally in 2016, by region (in million U.S. dollars)*

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Release date

July 2016



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Supplementary notes

* Under a business as usual scenario.
Costs are estimated based on region's share of market in consumer goods sub-sector and its share of global plastics productions. Impacts are valued based on region-specific environmental valuation coefficients that includes local conditions such as water scarcity, population density, and the mix of natural ecosystems.

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