Source: Plastic Atlas 2019 Plastic Soup Foundation

Some figures on plastic production:

  • The amount of plastic that is produced in the world every year has increased from 2 million tons in 1950 to 390 million tons in 2021 (figures from the plastics industry
  • 56% of the plastic is produced after 2000; The expectation is that the production will further increase to about 600 million tons in 2025.
  • About 40% of all plastic products are thrown away within one month