Plastic waste in the United Kingdom (UK)

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

This dossier presents a selection of statistics and facts about plastic waste in the United Kingdom (UK). This includes data on recycling, collection and exports of plastic waste. It also includes public opinions and information about the effects of plastic waste on marine life.

Table of contents

  • 1. Recycling and end markets
    • Recycling of plastic packaging waste in the UK 2008-2015

    • Household plastics packaging collected for recycling in the UK 2015-2017, by type

    • Share of plastic packaging end markets in the United Kingdom (UK) 2014

    • Recovered plastic export destinations from the United Kingdom (UK) 2015

  • 2. Plastic waste collection
    • Household plastics packaging consumption and collection quantities UK 2017, by type

    • Household plastics packaging collection rate in the United Kingdom 2017, by country

    • Plastic pots, tubs & trays collected by kerbside schemes in the UK 2017, by country

    • Plastic bottles collected by kerbside schemes in the UK 2017, by country

    • Local authority Kerbside plastic collection services in the UK 2017, by country

    • Number of local authority Kerbside plastic collection services in the UK 2017

  • 3. Marine waste and comparisons
    • Litter items collected from beaches in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018

    • Plastic/polystyrene pieces and packets collected from beaches in the UK 2015-2018

    • Litter items collected from beaches in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018

    • Litter items collected from beaches in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018

    • Average number of plastic caps found on beaches in Europe 2004-2015

    • Average number of plastic caps found per 100m of beach in Europe 2004-2015

  • 4. Public opinions
    • Frequency of buying beverages in plastic bottles in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017

    • Attitudes to plastic bottle deposit return scheme in Great Britain 2017

    • Reasons for not recycling plastics in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017

    • Plastic packaging concerns in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017, by age

    • Plastic packaging concerns in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017, by age

    • Influence of recyclable packaging in the United Kingdom (UK) 2017

    • Recycling misconceptions in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018

    • Recycling bin misconceptions in the United Kingdom (UK) 2018

  • 5. Global comparisons
    • Global data on plastic production and waste 1950-2017

    • Recycling of plastic packaging waste in the EU 2016, by country

    • Plastic waste generation in the European Union (EU-28) 2015, by type

    • U.S. recycling of postconsumer bottles recycled 2010-2017

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