Plastic waste in the UK

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Statista Dossier on plastic waste in the United Kingdom (UK)

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Global plastic production 1950-2020

    • Plastic materials flow worldwide 1950-2017

    • Leading plastic waste importers worldwide 2018

    • Leading plastic waste exporters worldwide 2018

  • 2. Consumption & generation
    • Generation of plastic packaging waste in the United Kingdom (UK) 2002-2017

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

    • Household plastic packaging consumption in the UK 2019, by type

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

    • Single-use plastic carrier bags issued by major supermarkets in England 2017-2021

  • 3. Plastic waste collection
    • Local authority plastic packaging collection rates in the UK 2010-2019, by type

    • Household plastics packaging collection rate in the United Kingdom 2019, by country

    • Household plastic packaging collected for recycling in the UK 2015-2019, by type

    • Plastic pots, tubs & trays collected by kerbside schemes in the UK 2019, by country

    • Plastic bottles collected by kerbside schemes in the UK 2018-2019, by country

    • Plastic film collected by kerbside schemes in the UK 2019, by country

    • Plastics packaging collected per household in the UK 2019, by type

  • 4. Recycling and exports
    • Recycling of plastic packaging waste in the UK 2008-2017

    • Supermarket plastic packaging recyclability in the United Kingdom (UK) 2019

    • Supermarket plastic packaging item recyclability in the United Kingdom (UK) 2019

    • Volume of plastic waste exported from the UK 2020, by select country

    • Distribution of recovered plastic export destinations from the UK 2019

  • 5. Plastic pollution
    • Litter items collected from beaches in the United Kingdom (UK) 2019, by type

    • Plastic/polystyrene pieces and packets collected from beaches in the UK 2015-2019

    • Litter items collected from beaches in the United Kingdom (UK) 2019, by country

    • Microplastics pollution in select waterways in the United Kingdom (UK) 2019

  • 6. Public opinions
    • Survey on plastic pollution measures in the UK 2019

    • Survey on recycling exports and waste management in the UK 2019

    • Concern with using plastic and non-recyclable products in Great Britain 2019

    • Survey on probability of plastic pollution in seas in the next 50 years UK 2016-2019

  • 7. Outlook
    • Global cumulative production of plastic 1950-2050

    • Single-use plastic items consumption in the United Kingdom 2017-2030

    • plastic waste sources in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018-2030, by sector

    • Global market value of biodegradable plastic packaging 2019 & 2025

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