use of polythene in the world
Virtual certainty that it is the US. The US uses the most of almost everything – there are exceptions, of course; China passed the US as the leading copper consumer in 2002. But for hydrocarbons and hydrocarbon products like polyethylene, almost certainly the US.
Overall, there’s so much polythene (plastic) in EVERYTHING produced and consumed that tracking it is a near impossible project. Using plastic bags as a barometer, China consumes over a trillion bags a year, compared to some 100 billion by the US — both at the cost of billions of dollars.
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