Facts & Figures

Facts & Figures

Population  82.4 Million

No. of local authorities

446 (2005)

Packaging   

(household and transport)

13.5 Million tonnes (2007)

Actual situation                   

(household packaging)

 

3.32 Million tonnes recycled in 2007 (based on licensed amount)

Members                          

approx. 15,000 members
Household packaging, with some small commercial outlets

Recycling of used packaging 2007

 

Material

Licensed quantity

Recycled quantity

 

Glass

1,344,522 t

1,336,882 t

 

Paper/cardboard

981,530 t

687,641 t

 

Plastic

599,953 t

496,432 t

 

Composites

178,892 t

211,936 t

 

Tinplate

187,808 t

176,617 t

 

Aluminium

29,779 t

21,989 t

 

Total

3,322,541 t

2,929,497 t