The Tough Problem of Plastics

BBC News
Just 7% of the two million tonnes of plastics waste created each year in the UK is recycled, experts estimate.

Plastic bottles

About a quarter of all household plastic bottles are now recycled

Because of the variety of plastic types and the cost of recycling them, many councils have been slow to introduce comprehensive plastics recycling schemes.

Progress is being made – but many households keen to recycle are still finding the situation frustrating.

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