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Packaging waste composition in the UK

Packaging waste composition in the UK

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Uploaded 22 Feb 2012 by GRID-Arendal
Year: 2006
From collection: Vital Waste Graphics 2
Author: Emmanuelle Bournay
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According to Residua, a UK company working on solid waste issues, about 50 per cent of European goods are wrapped in plastic (17 per cent by weight). There are many types of plastic packaging: plastic bottles are often made of polyethylene terephthalate (PET), yoghurt pots are mostly polypropylene (PP), wrapping film, bin liners and flexible containers are usually low-density polyethylene (LDPE) and so on. This diversity partly explains why recycling rates for plastics are low: each type of plastic needs its own recycling process.
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