Recycling of plastic packaging waste in the UK 2008-2016

This statistic shows the recycling rate of plastic packaging waste in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2008 to 2016. The recycling rate of plastic packaging waste in the UK increased over this period, with a notable jump from 2012 to 2013. 2016 recorded the highest recycling rate at approximately 45 percent.

Recycling rate of plastic packaging waste in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2008 to 2016

Recycling rate of plastic packaging waste
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Source

Release date

February 2019

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2008 to 2016

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information: "This dataset provides data on packaging and packaging waste in order to monitor compliance with the quantitative recovery and recycling targets.
'Packaging' in this context means all products made of any materials of any nature to be used for the containment, protection, handling, delivery and presentation of goods, from raw materials to processed goods, from the producer to the user or the consumer. 'Non-returnable' items used for the same purposes shall also be considered to constitute packaging.
'Packaging waste' means any packaging or packaging material covered by the definition of waste in the Waste Framework Directive 2008/98/EC, excluding production residues."

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