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Plastic collected by curbside schemes in the UK by country and type 2017/2018

In the year 2017/2018, an estimated total of 512,000 metric tons of plastic waste was collected by curbside schemes in the United Kingdom. The majority of that plastic waste was collected in England, with 314,000 metric tons of plastic bottles collected, and 15,000 metric tons of plastic film.

Quantity of plastic waste collected from curbside schemes in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2017/2018, by country and type (in 1,000 metric tons)*

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Release date

October 2019


United Kingdom (England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland)

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Supplementary notes

*Estimated. Original source uses UK spelling for curbside: kerbside.
**2017 data,
***Data for film not available for Northern Ireland.

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