Over 9.1 Billion Tons of Plastic Have Been Produced and Most of it Thrown Away (video) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Loading video... Caption This is an animation summarizing the production and fate of all plastics ever made. Credit Carla Schaffer / AAAS Usage Restrictions Please cite the owner of the material when publishing. This material may be freely used by reporters as part of news coverage, with proper attribution. Non-reporters must contact Science for permission. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.