Household plastics packaging collection rate in the United Kingdom 2018, by country

In 2018, the collection rate of plastic bottles in Wales was estimated to be 72 percent. This was higher than any other country in the United Kingdom. The collection rate of plastic film remains low across the UK, with Wales again having the highest rate at just six percent.

The recycling rate of plastic packaging in the UK has been slowly increasing in recent years. However, it still remains below 50 percent.

Household plastics packaging collection rates in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018, by country*

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Source

Release date

April 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

* Relative collection performance compared by plastics packaging placed on the market.

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