Global plastics production falls for first time since 2008

In Europe, production of new plastics was down 5.1% at 55 million tonnes last year, PlasticsEurope says. – EPA pic, June 10, 2021.

GLOBAL plastics production declined last year as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, only the third time since World War II that output has fallen, an industry body said today.

Output has fallen only twice previously, as a result of the oil crisis in 1973 and during the financial crisis in 2008. 

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