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

Between 2002 and 2012, plastic packaging waste in the United Kingdom (UK) steadily increased, rising to 2.5 million metric tons. The following year experienced a noticeable decline, and has remained relatively stable in the following years. By 2017 the volume of plastic packaging waste amounted to approximately 2.3 million metric tons.

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