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Global share of plastic waste by disposal method 1980-2015

Distribution of plastic waste treated between 1980 and 2015, by disposal method

by T. Wang, last edited Jan 28, 2019
Global share of plastic waste by disposal method 1980-2015 This statistic shows the share of plastic waste treated between 1980 and 2015, broken down by disposal method. In 1990, only two percent of the plastic waste was recycled, this number increased by 2015 when around 19.5 percent of the plastic waste was recycled.
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Distribution of plastic waste treated between 1980 and 2015, by disposal method

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