Plastic waste by end-of-life fate and region - projection
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Global Plastics Outlook - plastics waste by region

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env.linkages@oecd.org

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OECD ENV-Linkages model
Geyer, Jambeck and Law (2017)
The methodology to derive plastic waste volumes and end-of-life fates is explained in the Annexes to the Global Plastics Outlook: Policy Scenarios to 2060.

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2015

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05-May-22

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2019-2060

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Tonnes (t) of plastics

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This dataset provides estimates of plastics waste for the 15 global regions of the OECD ENV-Linkages model, detailed in the Annexes of the OECD Global Plastics Outlook: Policy Scenarios to 2060.

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This dataset provides estimates of plastics waste per end-of-life fate after accounting for recycling losses and collected littering.

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Plastic waste is calculated as a function of plastics use (in volumes), following Geyer, Jambeck and Law (2017), using a methodology based on lifespan distributions. Plastic waste is divided into different waste management streams (end-of-life fates) by applying end-of-life shares that vary across countries and that account for recycling losses and collected litter. The methodology to derive the end-of-life shares and their projections is explained in the Annexes to the OECD Global Plastics Outlook: Policy Scenarios to 2060.

Plastic waste by end-of-life fate and region - projectionAbstract

Global Plastics Outlook - plastics waste by region

Contact person/organisation

env.linkages@oecd.org

Data source(s) used

OECD ENV-Linkages model
Geyer, Jambeck and Law (2017)
The methodology to derive plastic waste volumes and end-of-life fates is explained in the Annexes to the Global Plastics Outlook: Policy Scenarios to 2060.

Unit of measure used

Tonnes (t) of plastics

Power codeMillionsReference period

2019-2060

Base period

2015

Date last updated

05-May-22

Geographic coverage

This dataset provides estimates of plastics waste for the 15 global regions of the OECD ENV-Linkages model, detailed in the Annexes of the OECD Global Plastics Outlook: Policy Scenarios to 2060.

Other coverage

This dataset provides estimates of plastics waste per end-of-life fate after accounting for recycling losses and collected littering.

Other manipulations

Plastic waste is calculated as a function of plastics use (in volumes), following Geyer, Jambeck and Law (2017), using a methodology based on lifespan distributions. Plastic waste is divided into different waste management streams (end-of-life fates) by applying end-of-life shares that vary across countries and that account for recycling losses and collected litter. The methodology to derive the end-of-life shares and their projections is explained in the Annexes to the OECD Global Plastics Outlook: Policy Scenarios to 2060.