World Production of Plastic

Posted on October 21, 2012 by DrRossH in Plastic Waste News

“Worldwide plastics production rose to 280 million tonnes in 2011, according to first rough estimates published by PlasticsEurope. This represents around 4% increase from 2010, when 270 million tonnes of plastics were produced.”

To put the amount into perspective and all that plastic was packed into 40′ containers (25 tonnes per container), it would need 12,000,000 containers….put end to end they would stretch for about 156000 kilometers which is almost FOUR times around the world…….EVERY YEAR.

From LinkedIn contributor Oct 2012