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Plastic bottle collection hits 39 per cent

Almost 40 per cent of plastic bottles were collected for recycling in the UK in 2008, increasing tonnages by 19 per cent on the previous year.In its annual survey, plastic recycling charity Recoup found that 216,067 tonnes of plastics packaging were collected for recycling out of an estimated 557,000 tonnes entering the household waste stream, equalling a 39 per cent recycling rate.