Global plastic waste

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Statista Dossier about plastic waste worldwide

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Global plastic production 1950-2020

    • Plastic material production worldwide by region 2019

    • Global share of plastic consumption by class 2018

    • Global worry about plastic waste by key country 2019

    • Global cumulative production of plastic 1950-2050

  • 2. Generation
    • Plastic waste generation worldwide 2016, by select country

    • Global generation of plastic MSW by region 2018

    • Share of plastics in global municipal solid waste by region 2018

    • Global plastic waste production breakdown 2018, by sector

    • Generation of plastic packaging waste per capita in the EU 2018, by country

    • Volume of U.S. plastic municipal solid waste generated 1960-2018

  • 3. Waste management
    • Plastic materials flow worldwide 1950-2017

    • Global market share of recycled plastics by end use 2017

    • PET plastic bottle recycling rates in select countries 2018

    • Global PET bottle waste destination by select country 2018

    • Key data on global plastics recycling businesses by select country 2017

  • 4. Trade
    • Leading plastic waste exporters worldwide 2018

    • Leading plastic waste importers worldwide 2018

    • Volume of global plastic waste import by select country 2016-2018

    • U.S. plastic waste exports by destination country 2020

    • Global plastic waste exports to China 2017-2018

  • 5. Companies
    • Annual plastic packaging waste generated by select companies 2019

    • Annual mismanaged plastic waste generation of leading drinks manufacturers 2019

    • Annual plastic waste volume of Coca-Cola, by country

    • Annual plastic waste generation of PepsiCo, by country

    • Annual plastic waste generation of Nestlé, by country

    • Annual plastic waste generation of Unilever, by country

  • 6. Pollution
    • Quantity of plastic in major marine areas 2019

    • Global plastic waste collected along shorelines by corporation 2019

    • Global waste items found in oceans 2019

    • Global loss of microplastics to the environment by region 2018

    • Global amount of macro- and microplastics lost to the environment by type 2018

    • Global contamination of plastic fibers in tap water by select country 2017

    • Global polluting rivers by plastic inputs to oceans 2017

  • 7. Outlook
    • Global plastic waste volume 1950-2050

    • Global consumption growth rate of selected materials 2018-2050

    • Global demand for polyethylene terephthalate 2010-2030

    • Size of the global reusable water bottle market from 2018 to 2025

    • Global plastic recycling market value 2019 & 2027

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