Data for: United States Plastics: Large Flows, Short Lifetimes, and Negligible Recycling

Published: 25-01-2021| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/n332mrvk7y.1
Alessio Miatto,
Jinghan Di,
Barbara Reck,
Thomas Graedel


This data covers the material flows of 7 types of plastics from cradle to grave throughout the U.S. economy in 2015. The covered plastics are: low-density polyethylene (LDPE) / linear low-density polyethylene (LLDPE), high-density polyethylene (HDPE), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polypropylene (PP), polystyrene (PS), polyvinyl chloride(PVC), and other plastics.