Only 9% of the World's Plastic is Recycled
The United Nations warned that every year more than 400 million tons of plastic waste is produced in the world, of which only 9 percent is recycled.
79 percent of waste generated from plastic accumulates in landfills or in the environment, while only 9 percent is recycled, and 12 percent is incinerated. And 13 million of plastic waste is thrown into the oceans every year.
If current consumption patterns and waste management practices continue, then by 2050 there will be around 12 billion tons of plastic litter in landfills and the environment.
Despite many countries banning its use, every year an estimated 5 billion plastic bags, which means almost 10 million plastic bags every minute, are consumed across the globe. Controlling plastic waste needs a global approach, and doesn’t just involve promoting plastic waste recycling, although this is an important part of the control. Product design, plastic chemistry and consumer use all also must be addressed throughout the world.
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