Plastic item consumption in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018, by type

This statistic displays the consumption of plastic items in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018*, by type. It is expected that in 2018, 42 billion plastic straws will be consumed in the United Kingdom, and 46 billion cigarette butts. In total, around 210 billion of these plastic items will be consumed.

Plastic item consumption in the United Kingdom (UK) in 2018*, by type

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Source

Release date

March 2018

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

*The source notes that the latest year of available data for most of the information presented here is 2016 with a few data points from 2015 and 2017. From this point onwards, future projections are applied.

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