The 'E' in ESG: 4 charts on plastic waste in emerging markets

  • Plastic accounts for c12% of global solid waste and this share increases with economic growth and urbanisation

  • Plastic waste is not as concentrated globally as greenhouse gas emissions: the cooperation of many countries is needed

  • Country data on plastic waste is much patchier than on emissions; we scan for metrics that help ESG investors

The 'E' in ESG: 4 charts on plastic waste in emerging markets
Hasnain Malik
Hasnain Malik

Strategy & Head of Equity Research

Tellimer Research
19 October 2021
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