Promising Q3 figures for plastic packaging

Plastic packaging

November 2013

Provisional packaging recovery data published by the Environment Agency in October has shown a significant rise in quarter three (Q3) of 2013 in the amount of plastic packaging that has been collected for recycling.

Throughout Q3 a total of 195,331 tonnes of plastics has been processed, compared to 153,640 tonnes in Q1 and 165,011 tonnes in Q2. There were fears early in the year that the sector would struggle to meet the 37% recycling target, however the plastics sector now seems to be on course to meet the target.