Only 9% of the 353 million tons of plastic waste was recycled worldwide in 2021
According to an OECD report, the world used 460 million tons of plastic in 2021, nearly double the figure recorded in 2000. Along with that, the amount of plastic waste has also more than doubled, reaching 353 million tons.
Only 9% of the 353 million tons of plastic waste will be recycled worldwide in 2021. However, only 9% of plastic waste was recycled, 19% was destroyed, and nearly 50% was buried in qualified landfills. Still, 22% of plastic waste was disposed of in illegal landfills, burned at open-air landfills, or leaked into the environment.
In the context of worsening pollution and global warming, the OECD has proposed a series of measures to help solve the problem, including developing the recycled plastic market, which accounts for only 6% of global plastic consumption today.
We do not need great actions; each of us pays little attention and reduces the use of single-use plastic, which has made a great contribution to protecting the Earth. We can:
- Use reusable plastic bags, boxes, and personal water bottles instead of single-use plastic bags and cups
- Sort and clean plastic waste and send it to recycling facilities to increase the life cycle of plastic waste
- Using recycled plastic products to save production materials and partly protect our living environment
BU Aqua swimwear collection uses Light Recycled Polyester material - eco-friendly recycled fabric for a green future and a healthy ecosystem. It is the optimal choice, bringing sustainability and protecting the living environment.
Let's act now to protect the environment and support the products in the BU Aqua collection.