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8 Essential Plastic Pollution Facts

Updated: Jun 26, 2021

Planet or plastic? These are the fast facts you need to know to understand the crisis.

With reason, the International Statistic of the Year in 2018 was 90.5%: the proportion of plastic waste that has never been recycled, or 6,300 million metric tonnes. Here are a few fast facts compiled by the National Geographic to support their selection.