DROWNING IN PLASTIC

Visualizing the scale of plastic bottle waste against  some famous landmarks

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World's Plastic Binge

Roughly 1.2 million plastic bottles are purchased every minute globally

There was more than 90% increase in number of bottles sold from 2004 to 2021

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1.2

Million

every minute

World's Plastic Waste

Plastic used by humans will amount to 72 million bottles every hour creating a pile higher than Christ the Redeemer Statue at 38 meters

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72

Million

every hour

Hourly

World's Plastic Waste

Plastic used by humans will amount to 1.7 billion every day creating a pile higher than Pyramid of Giza at 138 meters

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1.7

Billion

every day

Daily

World's Plastic Waste

In a month's time, the Eiffel Tower will be smaller to the heap of approximately 50 Billion plastic bottles. Height  330 Mtrs.

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50

Billion

every month

Monthly

World's Plastic Waste

In a year's time, the number will easily surpass  the tallest building, Burj Khalifa with  583 Billion plastic bottles. Height  of Burj Khalifa stood at 828 Mtrs.

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583

Billion

every year

Yearly

World's Plastic Waste

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4

Trillion

in Decade

in Decade

4 Trillion Plastic Bottle

At current rate total plastic bottle sold  will amount to 4 Trillion in Decade

Where Does Plastic End

Of the 9.2 billion tonnes of plastic produced from 1950-2017, around 7% of it has been recycled (700 Million tonnes)

Out of this, 5.3 billion tonnes of plastic(~ 57% has been discarded in the oceans or landfills