Global waste collected along shorelines by select country 2019

This statistic depicts the number of plastic objects collected along shorelines worldwide, by selected countries. In 2019, Taiwan positioned itself as the country with the highest number of plastic waste collected along shorelines, amounting to approximately 120,650 objects.

Number of plastic waste collected along shorelines worldwide in 2019, by select country*

Number of plastic waste objects
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Release date

October 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2019

Supplementary notes

* Organizations and volunteers were recruited to lead local cleanups and were trained to define their cleanup area; collect all waste found in that area; and count and record the brand, parent manufacturer, product type (food, personal care, or household product), and packaging type (HDPE, PET, PVC, PP, PS, multi-layer plastics, single-layer plastics, and other) of each piece of waste collected.

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