Waste arising and recycling of packaging in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016

Amount of packaging waste and waste recycled in the United Kingdom (UK) for 2016 (in 1,000 metric tons)

by Ian Tiseo, last edited May 25, 2018
Waste arising and recycling of packaging in the United Kingdom (UK) 2016 This statistic shows the amount of packaging waste and how much of it was recycled in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016, by type of packaging material. It shows that paper packaging was the most common type of waste, with 4.7 million metric tons of waste produced. It also shows that more paper waste was being recycled than plastic waste was being produced.
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Amount of packaging waste and waste recycled in the United Kingdom (UK) for 2016 (in 1,000 metric tons)

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Waste arisingRecovered or recycled
Aluminium17790
Steel559416
Paper4,7493,892
Glass 2,3991,609
Plastic 2,2601,015
Wood1,310405
Waste arisingRecovered or recycled
Aluminium17790
Steel559416
Paper4,7493,892
Glass 2,3991,609
Plastic 2,2601,015
Wood1,310405
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by Ian Tiseo, last edited May 25, 2018
This statistic shows the amount of packaging waste and how much of it was recycled in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2016, by type of packaging material. It shows that paper packaging was the most common type of waste, with 4.7 million metric tons of waste produced. It also shows that more paper waste was being recycled than plastic waste was being produced.
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