Waste arisings and recycling of packaging in the United Kingdom (UK) 2012

Amount of packaging waste and waste recycled in the United Kingdom (UK) for 2012 (in 1,000 metric tons)

by Statista Research Department, last edited Jan 29, 2015
Waste arisings and recycling of packaging in the United Kingdom (UK) 2012 This statistic shows the amount of packaging waste and how much of it was recycled in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2012, by type of packaging material. It shows that paper packaging is the most common type of waste, with 3,848,400 tons produced. It also shows that less plastic is being recycled than glass, despite more plastic being used for packaging.
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Amount of packaging waste and waste recycled in the United Kingdom (UK) for 2012 (in 1,000 metric tons)

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Waste arisingRecovered or recycled
Aluminium162.262.4
Steel645.5358
Paper3,848.43,327.8
Glass 2,399.21,626.6
Plastic 2,553.6644.1
Wood1,023.9525.1
Waste arisingRecovered or recycled
Aluminium162.262.4
Steel645.5358
Paper3,848.43,327.8
Glass 2,399.21,626.6
Plastic 2,553.6644.1
Wood1,023.9525.1
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by Statista Research Department, last edited Jan 29, 2015
This statistic shows the amount of packaging waste and how much of it was recycled in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2012, by type of packaging material. It shows that paper packaging is the most common type of waste, with 3,848,400 tons produced. It also shows that less plastic is being recycled than glass, despite more plastic being used for packaging.
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