Generation of plastic packaging waste per capita in the United Kingdom (UK) 2002-2017

This statistic shows the generation of plastic packaging waste in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2002 to 2017, in kilograms per capita. From 2002 to 2012 there was a steady increase in the generation of plastic packaging waste, amounting to 40.09 kilograms per capita in 2012. By 2017, the generation of plastic packaging waste had fallen to 34.21 kilograms per capita, the lowest volume during this period.

Generation of plastic packaging waste in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2002-2017

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Source

Release date

May 2020

Region

United Kingdom

Survey time period

2002 to 2017

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.

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