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91% of plastic is now not recycled (2018)

This article was created in partnership with the National Geographic Society. In December 2018, Great Britain’s Royal Statistical Society named the core fact in this story—that only about nine percent of all plastic ever made has likely been recycled— its statistic of the year. Mass production of plastics, which began just six decades ago, has…