The German non-governmental organization Heinrich Böll Stiftung in cooperation with Break Free From Plastic has published the 2019 English version of its report titled “Plastic Atlas.” The report is described as providing “the hard facts, data and figures” related to the production and use of plastics. It includes numbers describing global plastic production by resin type along with uses and plastic waste generation per capita and country. “We have only just begun to understand the huge dimensions of this [plastic] crisis,” according to the report’s authors. “A change of course requires in-depth knowledge of the causes, interests, responsibilities and effects of the plastics crisis. The Plastic Atlas 2019 wants to offer exactly that in 19 chapters.” An online dossier of the report’s key figures and topics is available, and the full report is available to download at no cost. The first version of the report was published in June 2019 in German.
Heinrich Böll Stiftung (November 2019). “Plastic Atlas: Facts and figures about the world of synthetic polymers.”
Center for International Environment Law (November 6, 2019). “Plastic Atlas demonstrates scale of plastic pollution crisis and solutions for a zero waste future.”
Heinrich Böll Stiftung (November 2019). “Plastic Atlas: Facts and figures about the world of synthetic polymers.” (pdf)