Where are plastics used?

Actually, packaging only accounts for about 40% of all plastic products.

What about the remaining 60% ?

Plastics actually come in many other shapes and sizes:

Nowadays, most plastic components are highly technical and embedded in daily life applications. They are built to last years or decades, withstanding numerous constraints: extreme temperatures, impacts, water and air erosion, chemical corrosion…

Source: Distribution of European (EU28+NO/CH) plastics converter demand by segment in 2016. PlasticsEurope Market Research Group (PEMRG) and Conversio Market & Strategy GmbH