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  • According to the study: Production, Use, and Fate of all plastics ever made by R Geyer, J R Jambeck and K Lavender Law) 2018 90.5% of total plastic waste has never been recycled. Furthermore they estimates approximately  6,300 million metric tonnes, it’s thought that around 12% of all plastic waste has been incinerated, with roughly 79% accumulating in either landfill or the natural environment.

  • According to the World Economic Forum (WEF) Approximately 8% of the world’s oil production is used to make plastic and power the manufacturing of it. This number is projected to increase to 20 percent by 2050.

  • According to Euromonitor, approximately 1 million plastic bottles are sold every minute around the world.

  • According to Roland Greyer Professor at the University of Santa Barabara, Plastic recycling rates in Europe are at 30 percent. China approx 25 percent. The United States 9 percent.

 

 

 

 

Sources: American Chemistry Council and National Association for PET Container Resources (NAPCOR).