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Chinese waste import ban: estimated displaced plastic waste 2020-2030, by scenario

Estimated displaced plastic waste after the implementation of the Chinese waste import ban, by restriction scenario (in million tons)

by Daniela Coppola, last edited Apr 5, 2019
Chinese waste import ban: estimated displaced plastic waste 2020-2030, by scenario This statistic gives an estimate of the amount of displaced plastic waste in 2020, 2025 and 2030, as a consequence of the Chinese ban on waste imports. In a 100% restriction scenario, the amount of displaced plastic rubbish would exceed 110 million tons in 2030. In a more optimistic scenario, where imports were cut to 50 percent of the total projected imports, there would be nearly 16 million tons of displaced plastic waste worldwide as soon as 2020.
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Estimated displaced plastic waste after the implementation of the Chinese waste import ban, by restriction scenario (in million tons)

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by Daniela Coppola, last edited Apr 5, 2019
This statistic gives an estimate of the amount of displaced plastic waste in 2020, 2025 and 2030, as a consequence of the Chinese ban on waste imports. In a 100% restriction scenario, the amount of displaced plastic rubbish would exceed 110 million tons in 2030. In a more optimistic scenario, where imports were cut to 50 percent of the total projected imports, there would be nearly 16 million tons of displaced plastic waste worldwide as soon as 2020.
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