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Defra report reveals miniscule increase in UK packaging recycling rates over a decade

November 28 2022 - News Release News Editorial

A report from Defra reveals the amount of packaging waste recycled has barely shifted since 2012 in the UK, only increasing from 61% to 63% over the past ten years.

Defra report reveals miniscule increase in UK packaging recycling rates over a decade

However, recycling for most material categories has risen significantly over this period, with aluminum, steel, glass and plastic all seeing substantially increased recycling rates. Reduced recycling levels of paper and cardboard, which represent the most common material category for packaging, counteract the rise.

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