Chart of World Plastic Production
Over 90% of plastics produced are derived from virgin fossil feedstocks—accounting for about 6% of global oil consumption. This is equivalent to the total oil consumption of the global aviation sector.
The new plastics economy: rethinking the future of plastics; Neufeld, L.,et al; www.weforum.org/docs/WEF_The_New_Plastics_Economy.pdf.
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