Plastic Waste Makers Index

Top 100 polymer producers

These 100 companies produce 90 per cent of all single-use plastic waste generated globally. Of approximately 300 polymer producers operating globally, this small fraction hold the fate of the world’s plastic crisis in their hands.

Notes regarding the table below:

  • Number of assets, and production is limited to in-scope polymers.
  • Production of single-use plastic (SUP) and contribution to single-use plastic waste is estimated and calculated in million metric tons in 2019.
Rank Polymer Producer No. of assets Production of in-scope polymers Flexible format contribution to SUP waste Rigid format contribution to SUP waste Total contribution to SUP waste
1 ExxonMobil 55 11.2 4.7 1.2 5.9
2 Dow 54 9.3 4.7 0.9 5.6
3 Sinopec 82 11.6 4 1.3 5.3
4 Indorama Ventures 26 5.1 0.2 4.5 4.6
5 Saudi Aramco 53 9.5 3.2 1.1 4.3
6 PetroChina 62 8.8 3.3 0.8 4
7 LyondellBasell 69 9.3 2.1 1.8 3.9
8 Reliance Industries 26 5.5 1.8 1.3 3.1
9 Braskem 40 6.7 1.9 1.1 3
10 Alpek SA de CV 12 2.5 0 2.3 2.3
11 Borealis 29 5 1.5 0.7 2.2
12 Lotte Chemical 24 4.1 1.1 1 2.1
13 INEOS 28 4.8 1 1 2
14 Total 34 4.5 1 0.9 1.9
15 Jiangsu Hailun Petrochemical 1 1.7 0 1.6 1.6
16 Far Eastern New Century 7 1.6 0 1.6 1.6
17 Formosa Plastics Corporation 22 3.6 1 0.6 1.6
18 China Energy Investment Group 12 3.4 1.2 0.3 1.5
19 PTT 17 3.1 1.1 0.3 1.5
20 China Resources 4 1.4 0 1.3 1.3
21 Nova Chemicals Corporation 8 1.9 1 0.2 1.2
22 Siam Cement Group 12 2.4 0.9 0.3 1.1
23 Phillips 66 27 2.4 0.6 0.5 1
24 Zhejiang Wankai 4 1 0 1 1
25 Sumitomo Chemical 17 2 0.7 0.3 1
26 Jiangyin Chengxing Industrial Group 7 1 0 0.9 0.9
27 Chevron Corporation 21 2.2 0.5 0.4 0.9
28 Hanwha Chemical 18 1.6 0.7 0.2 0.9
29 China Coal 7 1.8 0.7 0.1 0.8
30 Rongsheng Group 9 1.2 0.2 0.7 0.8
31 Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation 20 1.7 0.5 0.4 0.8
32 SIBUR 13 1.3 0.4 0.4 0.8
33 Abu Dhabi National Oil Company 10 1.9 0.6 0.2 0.8
34 GAIL India 14 1.6 0.6 0.1 0.7
35 LG Chem 7 1.4 0.5 0.2 0.7
36 Westlake Chemical Corporation 10 1 0.5 0.1 0.6
37 Mitsui Chemicals 17 1.1 0.2 0.4 0.6
38 Sasol 5 1.2 0.5 0.1 0.6
39 Zhejiang Hengyi Group 2 0.6 0 0.6 0.6
40 Eni 8 1 0.5 0.1 0.6
41 Yanchang Group 7 1.5 0.4 0.1 0.6
42 Repsol 12 1.1 0.4 0.2 0.6
43 Indian Oil Corporation 6 1.2 0.5 0.1 0.6
44 Nan Ya Plastics Coporation 2 0.5 0 0.5 0.5
45 SK Innovation Co 10 1.1 0.4 0.1 0.5
46 Oil and Natural Gas Corporation 1 1.2 0.4 0.1 0.5
47 Octal 6 0.6 0 0.5 0.5
48 JBF Industries 3 0.5 0 0.5 0.5
49 MOL Hungarian Oil and Gas 7 1.1 0.3 0.2 0.5
50 Bakhtar Petrochemical 6 1 0.4 0.1 0.5
51 Shell 14 1 0.3 0.1 0.4
52 Neo Group 1 0.4 0 0.4 0.4
53 Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd 5 0.9 0.3 0.1 0.4
54 China National Offshore Oil Corporation 6 0.8 0.3 0.1 0.4
55 Tasnee 2 0.9 0.3 0.1 0.4
56 Eastern Petrochemical Company 6 0.7 0.3 0 0.4
57 Qatar Petroleum 0 0.6 0.3 0.1 0.4
58 Shinkong 16 0.4 0 0.4 0.4
59 Sahara International Petrochemical 4 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.3
60 Air Liquide 4 0.7 0.3 0.1 0.3
61 Formosa Chemicals & Fibre Corporation 6 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.3
62 Korea Petrochemical Industrial 1 0.9 0.2 0.1 0.3
63 Gatron Industries 5 0.4 0 0.3 0.3
64 Equate Petrochemical Company 6 0.6 0.1 0.2 0.3
65 Baofeng 3 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.3
66 National Petrochemical Company (Saudi Arabia) 8 1 0.2 0.1 0.3
67 PT Chandra Asri Petrochemical 6 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.3
68 PKN Orlen 2 0.8 0.1 0.2 0.3
69 Dhunseri Petrochem 4 0.3 0 0.3 0.3
70 Bazan Group 7 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.3
71 Daelim Group 3 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.3
72 KAP Industrial Holdings 7 0.5 0 0.2 0.3
73 Petroleos Mexicanos 3 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.3
74 Pucheng Clean Energy 4 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.3
75 Qatar Petrochemical Company 1 0.4 0.2 0 0.3
76 TK Chemical 3 0.3 0 0.3 0.3
77 Saudi Kayan 2 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.3
78 Oriental Energy 4 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.3
79 Jam Petrochemical Company 3 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.3
80 Nizhnekamskneftekhim 2 0.4 0.2 0 0.3
81 Prime Polymer 3 0.4 0.3 0 0.3
82 Yansab 5 0.6 0.2 0 0.3
83 Petronas 4 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.2
84 Amir Kabir Petrochemical Company 7 0.5 0.2 0 0.2
85 State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Republic 1 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.2
86 Henan Coal Chemical Industry Group 2 0.2 0 0.2 0.2
87 Fude Energy 5 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.2
88 USI Group 3 0.4 0.2 0 0.2
89 Ecopetrol 10 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.2
90 Idemitsu Kosan 6 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.2
91 Kazanorgsintez 1 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.2
92 HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd 1 0.5 0.2 0 0.2
93 Pan Asia PET Resin 1 0.2 0 0.2 0.2
94 Koksan 1 0.2 0 0.2 0.2
95 Novapet 2 0.2 0 0.2 0.2
96 Xingxing 2 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.2
97 Sanyuan 4 0.5 0.1 0.1 0.2
98 North Huajin 4 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.2
99 Shahid Tondgooian Petrochemical 1 0.2 0 0.2 0.2
100 Dragon Special Resin 2 0.2 0 0.2 0.2