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Global plastic production shrinks in 2020 – Economy

For only the third time since the start of the industrial era, annual global plastic production fell in 2020, by 0.3%, due to the health crisis, the European association of plastics producers announced on Thursday. .

In Europe, the decline amounts to 5.1%, and the phenomenon is even more accentuated in France, where the production of plastic fell by 11% in 2020, said Thursday the association PlasticsEurope, according to which this decrease is the third recorded since the Second World War, after that which occurred in 1973 at the time of the 1st oil shock, and that of 2008, during the financial crisis of the subprimes.

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