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Weight of U.S. municipal solid plastic waste by disposal 1960-2017

This statistic shows the volume of plastics found in municipal solid waste streams based on how they were disposed between 1960 and 2017. In 2017, some 35.4 million tons of plastic waste was generated but only 2.96 million tons were recycled.

Volume of plastic in municipal solid waste in the U.S. from 1960 to 2017, by disposal

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Release date

2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

1960 to 2017

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