Recycled plastic could supply three-quarters of UK demand, report finds

Circular economy could recycle more plastic and meet industry demand for raw materials, finds Green Alliance research

Plastic recycled in the UK could supply nearly three-quarters of domestic demand for products and packaging if the government took action to build the industry, a new report said on Thursday.

The UK consumes 3.3m tonnes of plastic annually, the report says, but exports two-thirds to be recycled. It is only able to recycle 9% domestically.

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