• Carlo Broderick

"Our World In Data" has some of the coolest info-graphics about plastic pollution on the internet.

Wondering where you can find the charts and graphs you need to effectively communicate the scope and intricacies of the plastics crisis? Yea, we did to...


The website Our World in Data, who's stated mission is to present research and data to make progress against the world's largest problems, has an amazing page on plastics pollution filled with the graphics you need!


Here is an excerpt from their page and some graphics. Go check it out!


This is our main data entry on plastics, with a particular focus on its pollution of the environment. The first synthetic plastic — Bakelite  — was produced in 1907, and is said to mark the beginning of the global plastics industry. However, rapid growth in global plastic production was not realised until the 1950s. Over the next 65 years, annual production of plastics increased nearly 200-fold to 381 million tonnes in 2015. For context, this is roughly equivalent to the mass of two-thirds of the world population.


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