Plastic waste in Europe

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Statista Dossier about plastic waste in Europe

This dossier presents a selection of statistics and facts about plastic waste in the Europe. This includes data on recycling, collection and exports of plastic waste. It also includes public opinions and information about the effects of plastic waste on marine life.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Plastic demand in Europe 2015, by type

    • Generation of plastic packaging waste in the EU 2005-2015

    • Generation of plastic packaging waste per capita in the EU 2005-2015

    • Generation of plastic packaging waste in the EU 2015, by country

    • On-the-go single-use plastics consumption in the European Union (EU-28) 2017

    • Plastics converter demand shares in the European Union (EU-28) 2016, by polymer type

    • Plastics converter demand shares in the European Union (EU-28) 2016, by segment

  • 2. Recycling and treatment
    • Plastic waste generation in the European Union (EU-28) 2015, by type

    • Plastic packaging waste treatment in the EU-28 2006-2016, by treatment type

    • Plastic packaging waste treatment in the European Union (EU-28) 2016, by type

    • Plastics post-consumer waste treatment in the EU-28 2006-2016, by type

    • Plastics post-consumer waste treatment in the European Union (EU-28) 2016, by type

    • Recycling of plastic packaging waste in the EU 2005-2015

    • Recycling of plastic packaging waste in the EU 2015, by country

  • 3. Marine waste
    • Litter items found on beaches in Europe 2016

    • Average number of plastic caps found per 100m of beach in Europe 2004-2015

    • Average number of plastic caps found on beaches in Europe 2004-2015

    • Single-use plastic beach litter in the Mediterranean in the EU-28 2017

    • Single-use plastic beach litter in the Baltic Sea in the EU-28 2017

    • Single-use plastic beach litter in the North Atlantic in the EU-28 2017

    • Single-use plastic beach litter in the Black Sea in the EU-28 2017

  • 4. Public opinions
    • Concern with using plastic and non-recyclable products in Great Britain 2018

    • Concern with using plastic and non-recyclable products in Spain 2018

    • Concern with using plastic and non-recyclable products in France 2018

    • Concern with using plastic and non-recyclable products in Germany 2018

    • Concern with using plastic and non-recyclable products in Poland 2018

    • Actions that people are willing to take to reduce product waste in Great Britain 2018

    • Actions that people are willing to take to reduce product waste in Spain 2018

    • Actions that people are willing to take to reduce product waste in France 2018

    • Actions that people are willing to take to reduce product waste in Germany 2018

    • Actions that people are willing to take to reduce product waste in Poland 2018

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