Worldwide distribution of single-use plastic production 2014, by region

This statistic depicts the worldwide distribution of production of single-use plastics in 2014, by region. According to data, the largest quantity of one-way plastics was made in North East Asia, holding 26 percent of the worldwide production, followed by North America with 21 percent. By contrast, only one percent of the single-use plastic products were fabricated in Africa, the smallest quantity worldwide.

Worldwide distribution of production of single-use plastics in 2014, by region

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Release date

June 2018



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Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information: "The graph reflects data on the production of virgin and recycled LDPE, HDPE, PS and EPS. PET and PP are excluded from the analysis due to lack of region-specific data."

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