Plastic packaging waste items counted by UK households 2022, by type

Most common items of plastic packaging waste thrown out by households in the United Kingdom in 2022

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Release date

August 2022

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

May 2022

Number of respondents

97,948 household submissions

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A total of 6.4 million pieces of plastic packaging waste were counted during a week in May 2022*

Supplementary notes

*During one week in May 2022, 97,948 households in the UK counted how many plastic packaging items they threw away. In total, 6.44 million pieces of plastic packaging waste were counted.

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