Government Recycling Targets

Under the Packaging Regulations, producers must pay towards the cost of recycling waste packaging by purchasing packaging waste recovery notes (PRNs).   PRNs are purchased for reprocessors or exporters of waste packaging. who are set targets each year that must be met. These targets are subject to final confirmation by the government and are as follows for 2017 -2020:

Material 2016 (%) 2017 (%) 2018 (%) 2019(%) 2020 (%) 2021(%)
Paper/card 69.5 69.5 71 73 75 TBC
Glass 77 77 78 79 80 TBC
Aluminium 52 55 58 61 64 TBC
Steel 75 76 79 82 85 TBC
Plastic 49 51 53 55 57 TBC
Wood 22 22 38 43 48 TBC
Total recovery 78 79 80 81 82 TBC
Of which recycling 92 92 92 92 92 TBC

 

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