UK Packaging recycling targets: 94% of required wood recycled so far
According to the latest figures published on the National Packaging Waste Database (NPWD), the UK is on course to reach 2017 recycling targets for packaging materials.
Significantly, 94 per cent of the required wood (213,578 tonnes) has already been recycled so far this year.
Other products derived from wood and fiber such as paper and cardboard scored well too. Q1 and Q2 summed results show that some 1.8 million tonnes of paper have been recycled, fulfilling around 73 per cent of the required 2.5 million tonnes.
Regarding other packaging materials, glass (52 per cent) and plastic (54 per cent) have made the least progress towards the targets.
As reported by Letsrecycle.com, "in particular, the performance of paper and plastic have been under the spotlight, due to reported difficulties in exporting some mixed grades due to a crackdown on material quality in China."