THE WORLD IN PLASTICS
AN INABILITY TO DEAL WITH OUR WASTE.
TOO MUCH TO RECYCLE
MOST PLASTIC NEVER GETS RECYCLED:
10% is recycled only.
44% is burnt or landfilled seeping Co2 and toxic gasses.
32% leaks into the environment ending up in the oceans.
8 million tons of plastic enters the oceans every year. 150 million tons of plastic is already in the oceans, currently dissolving into microplastics and entering our food-chain.
Source: World Economic Forum
PLASTIC HAS REACHED THE DEEPEST POINTS OF THE OCEAN.
IN 2018, APROX.
70 000 CONTAINERS
OF PLASTIC WASTE WERE SHIPPED FROM EUROPE TO ASIA
SHIPPING THE PROBLEM ELSEWHERE
THE PLASTIC WASTE TRADE-SYSTEM
Europe is unable to deal with it's huge amount of plastic waste.
1.18 million tons of plastic waste was shipped to Asia for recycling in 2018. Much of it is mismanaged and ends up in the oceans.
Source: GRID Arendal