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We've Wasted More Plastic Than You Can Imagine

We've wasted so much plastic, it's almost impossible to picture. In 2018, the Royal Statistical Society decided its International Statistic of the Year was 90.5: the percent of all plastic waste that's never been recycled. The sheer scale of that number is hard to fathom, so we put together some examples to show you just how much plastic waste humanity has created.

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