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 UK waste recycling
Katy Duke
Posted: Aug 25 2009, 11:02 AM


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I did a bit of research as a result of a question on oneclimate.net

Information collected for Defra by the Environment Agency on packaging waste shows how much material is exported and how much is recycled in the UK:

Material Reprocessed in the UK / Reprocessed Abroad

Paper 49% / 51%

Glass 81% / 19%

Aluminium 66% / 34%

Plastic 33% / 67%

Wood 100% / 0%

The CPI figures, which include newsprint, indicate a balance of about 47% domestic reprocessing and 53% export.

see the full response including details on Somerset recycling - HERE

This post has been edited by Katy Duke on Aug 25 2009, 11:02 AM
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