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Efficient collection boosts plastic bottle tonnages

Significant growth in the collection of plastic bottles has been fuelled by efficient collection methods and residents increasing awareness, a Waste & Resources Action Programme (WRAP)-funded survey has found.The Annual Local Authorities Plastic Collection Survey 2008 revealed a 68% increase in local authority collections of plastic bottles. Tonnages grew from 108,453 tonnes in 2006 to 181,887 tonnes in 2007.The 2007 figure is equivalent to about 4.5 billion ...