Global plastic waste to almost treble by 2060, forecasts suggest

9th June 2022


The amount of plastic waste produced globally is on track to almost triple by 2060, with around half ending up in landfill and less than a fifth recycled, the OECD has forecast.

In a new report, the think tank explains how the increase will be driven by rising populations and incomes, with around two-thirds of plastic waste in 2060 set to come from short-lived items such as p

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