Collection of recyclable materials – plastic packaging
Plastic packaging forms a significant part of the municipal waste stream and is made up of plastic bottles and mixed plastic packaging such as food pots and tubs and plastic trays.
In 2009/10 information collected by WRAP shows that 87% of UK local authorities collected plastic bottles from the kerbside and 26% collected mixed plastic packaging.
To help local authorities make informed decisions about collecting mixed plastic packaging for recycling using kerbside and bring site collection systems, WRAP has published a research report on the financial costs of collecting mixed plastic packaging.
There are other tools and reports to help with the decision making process:
Kerbside recycling performance benchmark tool
Kerbside recycling: indicative costs and performance
Recycle Now supports the collection of plastic packaging, both on the consumer site and by providing local authorities with communication resources via Recycle Now Partners.
The Waste and Resources Action Programme (which operates as WRAP) is a registered UK Charity No. 1159512 and registered as a Company limited by guarantee in England & Wales No. 4125764. Registered office at Second Floor, Blenheim Court, 19 George Street, Banbury, Oxon, OX16 5BH.