The United States generates more plastic waste than any other country in the world. As much as half of its plastic waste is exported overseas, 88% of which is sent to developing countries with ineffective waste management systems.
Countries exported to: China, Hong Kong, Bangladesh, Senegal, Turkey, Ghana, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, Ecuador, Philippines
The UK exports roughly two-thirds of its plastic waste because of their lack of infrastructure to recycle. They are currently one of the biggest producers of plastic waste, second to the US. Countries exported to: Turkey, Malaysia, Poland, Indonesia, Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Ireland, Hong Kong.