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Plastic: the problem that won't go away
1950
2017
Plastic production
(million tonnes per year)
1.5
World population
(billion)
2.5
7.5
400
40%
of which is single-use
25% is still in use 75% is now waste
Up to 5 trillion single-use plastic bags used a year
1 million plastic drinking bottles are purchased every minute
Approximately 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic have been produced since 1950















































































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