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Weight of U.S. municipal solid plastic waste by disposal 1960-2015

Volume of plastics in municipal solid waste in the U.S. from 1960 to 2015, by disposal (in 1,000 tons)

by T. Wang, last edited Nov 28, 2018
Weight of U.S. municipal solid plastic waste by disposal 1960-2015 This statistic shows the volume of plastics found in municipal solid waste streams based on how they were disposed between 1960 and 2015. In 2015, some 34.5 million tons of plastic waste was generated but only 3.14 million tons were recycled.
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Volume of plastics in municipal solid waste in the U.S. from 1960 to 2015, by disposal (in 1,000 tons)

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