Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures


63 Million

No. of Local Authorities



10.9 Million tonnes (2011)

Tonnage recovered

7.3 Million tonnes (2011)

Actual situation

67% (2000) - Recycled 61%,
Energy recovery 6%.

Types of packaging

The UK system makes no distinction between household, commercial, or industrial packaging. All schemes look after all types of packaging, but some were set up to cater for specific industries such as the paper industry.

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