Just 9% of discarded plastic recycled since 1950s
Humans have produced 8.3 billion metric tons of plastic since the 1950s, 6.3 billion of which is already waste, according to a recent study by US academics.It reveals that only 9% of the discarded plastic has been recycled since then, and just 12% incinerated, with production increasing from two million metric tons in the 50s, to over 400 million in 2015
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