Global PET bottle waste destination by select country 2018

This statistic depicts the distribution of disposal destinations for polyethylene terephthalate (PET) bottles in 2018, broken down by select countries. In that year, around 27.7 percent of the PET bottles were recycled in the United States.

Distribution of polyethylene terephthalate bottle waste disposal methods in 2018, by select country

CollectedLeakageRecyclingEnergy recoveryLandfill
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Release date

February 2019


Germany, Philippines, United States

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Supplementary notes

Volume of waste not collected is considered "leakage".

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