Two thirds of plastic packaging in the UK ends up in landfill

Two thirds of all plastic packaging used for consumer products in the UK is being sent to landfill or incineration with only one third being recycled, according to figures from the Co-op.

Two thirds of plastic packaging in the UK ends up in landfill

Only half a million of the 1.5 million tonnes of recyclable plastic waste created every year is being reused as intended. The problems lie with a lack of knowledge about which packaging can be recycled along with local authorities lacking the facilities to deal with it. The Co-op has launched an ambition to have 80% […]