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Plastic use has surged worldwide over the last 50 years. In fact, more than 480 billion plastic water bottles were sold across the globe in 2018—that’s approximately 1 million per minute.
Where does all this plastic end up, and how much of it is being recycled? This infographic looks at the end-of-life fate of the world’s plastic.
Visualization type: Infographic
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First published: May 27, 2021 (link)
Source files included: .ai, .eps, .pdf
Data source: AAAS Science Advances
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