Survey on recycling exports and waste management in the UK 2019

According to a 2019 survey, approximately 85 percent of respondents believe the United Kingdom should deal with its own plastic waste, rather than exporting it to foreign nations.

In 2018, more than 100,000 metric tons of plastic waste exported by the UK made its way to Malaysia. Previously, China was the main destination for waste, but in 2018 new regulations came to force effectively banning waste imports.

Opinions about recycling now and in the future in the United Kingdom in 2019

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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

July 2019

Number of respondents

1,879*

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "How much do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements when thinking about recycling now and in the future?"

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