Mapping the Plastic Waste Research Landscape: A bibliometric analysis of the interdisciplinary nature of plastic waste research


  • Nabila Ahmad Faculty of Business Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Kedah, Kampus Sungai Petani, Malaysia
  • Irlisuhayu Mohd Ramli Faculty of Business Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Kedah, Kampus Sungai Petani, Malaysia
  • Hafizah Hammad Ahmad Khan Faculty of Business Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA Cawangan Kedah, Kampus Sungai Petani, Malaysia



Plastic Waste, Sustainability , Bibliometric


The purpose of this study was to explore a comprehensive bibliometric analysis of research on plastic waste. A systematic literature search was conducted using the Scopus database to retrieve articles published between 2011 to 2022. The bibliometric indicators used such as the number of publications, citations, and collaboration networks. The study revealed 2735 articles on plastic waste were published. India and China were the most productive countries in terms of publication output. The analysis identified a strong network of collaborations among researchers. Several limitations were also identified. This study provides insights for future research and recommendations for policymakers.


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How to Cite

Ahmad, N., Mohd Ramli, I., & Ahmad Khan, H. H. (2023). Mapping the Plastic Waste Research Landscape: A bibliometric analysis of the interdisciplinary nature of plastic waste research . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 8(SI15), 231–239.