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According to ACR+ member Zero Waste Scotland, over 64,000 tonnes of plastic food packaging and plastic bottles is chucked into household general waste bins and sent to landfill every year in Scotland, costing the country 11 million pounds each year.

On average each Scottish household is binning 27 kilograms of food and drink plastic that could have been put in the relevant recycling bins. This plastic could have been worth 5.7 million pounds if recycled, but instead cost Scotland, and the relevant local authorities, an estimated 5.3 million pounds to send to landfill.

Scotland has committed to phase out the use of non-recyclable plastics and is currently designing a deposit-return scheme for drinks packaging that could see recycling rates of more than 90%.



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