Plastic Packaging Waste by University of Art and Design Linz

The oceans are full of rubbish: around ten
million tons of plastic flood the world's oceans every year. Single-use plastic is mass-produced but rarely recycled. The structures for collecting and processing of waste are missing. If nothing changes, by 2050 there will be more plastic in
the sea than fish.

This Visualization shows the 20 EU countries with the highest plastic packaging waste in chronological order. The average plastic waste per inhabitant (kg/year) and the gross domestic product (GDP) for the years 2010, 2015 and 2019 are compared.