The three sectors most often blamed for climate change are: Transportation, energy and farming.

But what about the production of plastics? It is one of the largest and fastest-growing contributors to these emissions. The production and use of plastics have nearly doubled in the last 20 years; they are expected to double again over the next 20, and quadruple by the early 2050s.

Photo and data derived from Plastic Atlas

Image from: Plastic Atlas