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The Big Plastic Count: Survey shows 'recycling doesn't work'

Summary by Ground News
UK throws out nearly 100 billion pieces of plastic a year, according to Big Plastic Count. Survey involved nearly 100,000 households documenting the type and amount of plastic they dispose of for seven days. Of the plastic, 83% was from food and drink packaging waste. Official figures state that 45% of our recycling is transported overseas. Survey by Greenpeace and Everyday Plastic reveals scale of plastic waste. Just 12 per cent of single-use packaging used in homes is sent for recycling.
1 month ago·London, United Kingdom

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BBC News

The Big Plastic Count: Survey shows 'recycling doesn't work'

Organisers estimate the UK throws out nearly 100 billion pieces of plastic each year.

1 month ago·United Kingdom
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The Guardian

Britons dispose of nearly 100bn pieces of plastic packaging a year, survey finds

UK households recycle just 12% of single-use plastic, says Greenpeace

1 month ago·London, United Kingdom
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The Independent

UK homes binning 100 billion pieces of plastic a year, survey finds

‘Pretending we can sort this with recycling is just industry greenwash,’ said Greenpeace UK plastics campaigner Chris Thorne

1 month ago·London, United Kingdom
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Sky News

'Jaw-dropping' amount of plastic thrown away by British households every year revealed

The project, launched by Greenpeace and Everyday Plastic, has also revealed the most common piece of plastic chucked away by households.

1 month ago·United Kingdom
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Wales Online

UK homes bin 100 billion pieces of plastic a year, survey finds

The average family throws away 66 bits of packaging every week

1 month ago
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