Plastic atlas 2021: facts and figures about the world of synthetic polymers

How have plastics and a convenience lifestyle become so widespread in a part of the world that traditionally adhered to a refill, reuse, and recycle mindset and where natural materials for packaging and refillable containers were the norm? How has the drive for economic development and adoption of a throwaway culture impacted people and the environment in this densely populated part of the world? Why are women more likely to be impacted by plastic pollution than men? What are the implications for climate change? In Plastic Atlas Asia Edition, answers to these questions and many more are explored through a series of succinct articles and infographics providing an overview of the key issues behind the plastic pollution crisis.