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Global share of plastic waste by type 2015

Distribution of plastic waste worldwide in 2015, by plastic type

by T. Wang, last edited Jul 23, 2019
Global share of plastic waste by type 2015 This statistic provides the breakdown of the plastic waste worldwide in 2015 by plastic type. As of that year, about 19 percent of plastic waste consisted of polypropylene (PP), which includes items like bottle tops, insulated coolers, and diapers.
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Distribution of plastic waste worldwide in 2015, by plastic type

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