US plastic production produces more emissions than Kuwait, the world's ninth-largest oil producer
Greenhouse gas emissions from plastic production in select US counties and total greenhouse gas emissions from select countries, million tonnes CO2e, 2020
The data reflects emissions reported by individual industrial facilities. These are the US counties with the greatest emissions from plastics production. Beyond Plastics argues US total emissions can add up to 232 million tonnes of CO2e per year instead of 114.3 due to under-reporting of facilities.