How they compare
How much of it can be recycled?
Only about 20% of plastics used in packaging is currently recycled
Many supermarket meat and fruit trays are made from black crystallised polyethylene terephthalate (CPET) and this cannot be recycled.
- 20% of discarded plastic is incinerated
- 20% is recycled into new products
- 60.5% ends up in landfill or even the oceans
Metal just keeps recycling. Forever.
Recycling one tonne of steel cans saves:
74% in energy usage*
86% fewer air emissions*
76% less water pollution*
*Compared to using new materials
What to find out more?
There is lots more information on the web about how materials are recycled as well as how we can all make positive choices as consumers when we shop.