Facts and Figures about plastic and plastic pollution: the Plastic Atlas 2019

Plastic Atlas

Plastic Atlas
Heinrich Böll Foundation
Publication Date
November, 2019
Language for original content
Key Area
Lisa Kuch
Lili Fuhr
Contact Person Name (for publication on the website)
Delphine Lévi Alvarès

The Plastic Atlas contains more than 49 detailed infographics covering a broad range of topics regarding the plastic pollution crisis looking along the entire value chain of plastic. The atlas highlights the scale of the crisis, and the global impacts of plastic production, consumption and disposal on other key global challenges such as human health and climate change. It also outlines the role of plastic for key industrial sectors such as agriculture and tourism and describes the corporate interests and drivers behind the plastic crisis. Finally, the Plastic Atlas presents an overview of key plastic-free regulations, zero waste solutions and a snapshot of the growing global movement working towards a future free from plastic pollution.