A new global study published yesterday broke new ground by revealing the end-of-life fate all mass-produced plastics ever manufactured. Study authors estimated that 8,300 million metric tons of virgin plastics have been produced to date and the vast majority has ended up in our environment.
Main points of the new research include:
About 91 percent of plastic isn't recycled, and only 12 percent has been incinerated.
79 percent of plastic went into landfills or the natural environment.
Plastics’ largest market is packaging, an application whose growth was accelerated by a global shift from reusable to single-use containers.
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