The recycling rate for plastics bottles in the UK has increased by 9 per cent from 2009, reaching 45 per cent this year, according to Recoup, a British charity for the development of plastics recycling.
The information was gathered from waste collection authorities and unitary authorities as part of the 2010 UK Household Plastics Packaging Collection Survey, and found that 84 local authorities are actively collecting non-bottle plastics for recycling (mixed plastics), with more than 40,000 tonnes collected in 2009.
More than 260,000 tonnes of plastics bottles were collected in 2009, with a high increase in material collected through kerbside systems, to more than 215,000 tonnes.
A detailed report will be available in October on the Recoup website: http://www.recoup.org/
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