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Plastic recycling up 11%

plastic recycling up 11%

Plastics recycling increased by 11% between 2002 and 2003 in Europe, according to the annual PlasticsEurope report.

In 2001/2 the recycling of plastics also increased at about the same rate. In 2003, this maintained the mechanical recycling rate of about 14%.

The amount of plastics going to landfill only increased slightly between 2001 and 2003 with the overall volume in Western Europe estimated to be at the same level as in 1993.

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