Plastic waste in the UK

Statistics report on plastic waste in the United Kingdom (UK)

Plastic waste in the UK

This report presents a selection of statistics and facts about plastic waste in the United Kingdom (UK). This includes data on the generation, consumption, collection, recycling, and exports of plastic waste. It also includes public opinions and concerns related to plastic waste pollution.

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Overview

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  • Premium Statistic Global plastic waste export volume 2022, by country
  • Premium Statistic Breakdown of plastic waste treatment methods in the UK 2022
  • Premium Statistic Local authority plastic packaging collection rates in the UK 2010-2021, by type
  • Basic Statistic Packaging recycling rate targets in the UK 2030, by type
  • Premium Statistic Plastic packaging waste recycling stream in the UK 2019
  • Premium Statistic Opinions on banning single-use plastics in Europe 2022, by country

Generation and consumption

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  • Premium Statistic Generation of plastic packaging waste in the UK 2012-2021
  • Premium Statistic Number of household plastic packaging waste items thrown away in the UK 2022
  • Premium Statistic Breakdown of plastic packaging waste thrown out in the UK 2022, by type
  • Premium Statistic Plastic packaging waste items counted by UK households 2022, by type
  • Premium Statistic Household plastic packaging consumption in the UK 2021, by type
  • Premium Statistic Single-use plastic carrier bags issued by major supermarkets in England 2017-2022

Recycling

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  • Basic Statistic Packaging waste generated and recycled in the UK 2021, by material
  • Premium Statistic Plastic packaging waste recycled in the UK 2012-2021
  • Premium Statistic Recycling rate of plastic packaging waste in the UK 2012-2021
  • Premium Statistic Household plastics packaging collection rate in the United Kingdom 2021, by country
  • Premium Statistic Household plastic packaging collected for recycling in the UK 2021, by type
  • Premium Statistic Plastics packaging collected per household in the UK 2021, by type

Trade

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  • Premium Statistic Plastic packaging waste recycling and exports in the UK 2010-2022
  • Premium Statistic Plastic waste exports from the UK 2000-2022
  • Premium Statistic Annual plastic waste exports from the UK 2020-2022, by type
  • Premium Statistic Share of plastic waste exports from the UK 2022, by destination country
  • Premium Statistic Plastic waste exported by the United Kingdom 2000-2022, by destination

Plastic pollution

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  • Premium Statistic Plastic waste pollution concerns in the UK 2021
  • Premium Statistic Litter items collected from beaches in the United Kingdom 2022, by type and country
  • Premium Statistic Plastic/polystyrene pieces and packets collected from beaches in the UK 2015-2021

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