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Launched today - Discover the Global Plastics Outlook report, dashboard and more.

Plastics use continues to increase with worsening environmental impacts...

The urgent need to make the lifecycle of plastics more circular calls for an expansion of national policies and improved international co-operation to mitigate environmental impacts all along the value chain. The first of two reports, this Outlook intends to inform and support policy efforts to combat plastic leakage. Dive into the key findings, read the report, discover the policy highlights, and more.
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Where do we stand? What can be done?

The current plastics lifecycle is far from circular.


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Plastic leakage and greenhouse gas emissions are increasing.


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What can policy makers and stakeholders do?

Discover the plastics data dashboard

Use our handy Compare Your Country tool to check how your country compares to others, thanks to an interactive data dashboard which provides a snapshot on the full lifecycle of plastics across the world: production, use, waste generation, waste management, waste generation and waste management, including waste that is mismanaged or leaked to the environment.
Discover the plastics data dashboard

What do 35,000 Eiffel Towers and global plastic waste have in common?

Find out by watching our video with Shardul Agrawala, Head of the Environment and Economy Integration Division, OECD Environment Directorate.

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Engage with experts during today's Green Talks LIVE

22 February - 15:00-16:15 CET

Join us for the launch of the OECD's Global Plastics Outlook: Economic Drivers, Environmental Impacts and Policy Options. The webinar will include a presentation of the key findings and levers that are essential to bend the plastics curve. Engage with leading experts and ask questions during the Q&A portion of the talk.


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We'd love to hear your thoughts on plastics, and how they affect your everyday life. Help us ensure that the report reaches all stakeholders and those affected by plastics.

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En français : Perspectives mondiales des plastiques 

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