Global sources of ocean microplastics 2018

Distribution of ocean microplastics sources worldwide as of 2018*

by Statista Research Department, last edited Aug 30, 2018
Global sources of ocean microplastics 2018 This statistic displays the distribution of the world's sources of ocean microplastics as of 2018. As of thattime, some 28 percent of the ocean's microplastics originated from car tires. It is estimated that microplastics account for 94 percent of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the ocean.
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Distribution of ocean microplastics sources worldwide as of 2018*

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Percentage of microplastics
Synthetic textiles35%
Car tires28%
City dust24%
Road markings7%
Marine coatings3.7%
Personal care products2%
Plastic pellets0.3%
Percentage of microplastics
Synthetic textiles35%
Car tires28%
City dust24%
Road markings7%
Marine coatings3.7%
Personal care products2%
Plastic pellets0.3%
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Aug 30, 2018
This statistic displays the distribution of the world's sources of ocean microplastics as of 2018. As of thattime, some 28 percent of the ocean's microplastics originated from car tires. It is estimated that microplastics account for 94 percent of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch in the ocean.
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