UK homes throw away 100bn pieces of plastic a year

20th July 2022


Almost 100bn pieces of plastic packaging are thrown away by UK households every year, according to an investigation by Greenpeace and Everyday Plastic.

The Big Plastic Count’ involved 97,948 homes during one week in May. On average, each household threw away 66 plastic packaging items, amounting to 3,432 items a year. The most common items were frui

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