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UK Packaging Recycling and Recovery Targets

The official 2014 data packaging recycling was published on 31st March 2015. This shows 842kt of plastic packaging recycled in 2014, around 10% higher than the required target. This also means a substantial tonnage will be carried over towards 2015 targets. There has been a continued increase in recent years with 640kt plastic packaging recycled in 2012 and 714kt recycled in 2013. Based on household plastic collection levels, it is expected that approximately 55% of the total was captured from households, and the remaining amount from C&I sources. The data also allows an assessment of material recycled in the UK vs export. It shows 328kt (39%) reprocessed in the UK and 514kt (61%) exported for reprocessing. 

 

UK Packaging Recycling Targets 2013 - 2017

Mapping the Packaging Recycling Targets from 2013 - 2017

 

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