More reprocessors and exporters have yet to report their data, but provisional results suggest all materials continues to be on track to reach annual recycling targets.
Plastic – 253,420 tonnes: 81% of target. Performance of plastic remains strong despite a slight drop compares to Q2 figures (266,646). There are still some plastic exporters to declare tonnages.
Paper – 931,268 tonnes: 108% of target. The UK has achieved its overall target, despite a slight drop in tonnage compared to Q2.
Aluminium – 21,724 tonnes: 82% of target. There has been a slight drop compared to last quarter (22,916) but we’re in a good position to hit the overall UK Aluminium recycling target.
Glass (Total) – 421,540 tonnes: 74% of target. Glass Other is behind target by 7% and has had reduced recycling rates when compared to Q2. However we look to be on track to hit the overall UK Glass recycling target.
Steel – 97,407 tonnes: 90% of target. In Q2 120,117 tonnes of Steel were recycled compared to 97,407 in Q3. Despite the reduced recycling for this quarter, we remain in a good position to meet the target.
Wood – 92,182 tonnes: 130% of target. Good rates of recycling in Q3 are similar to those in Q1 and Q2. The overall UK target has already been reached.
EfW – 187,831 tonnes: 102% of target. Slightly down compared to the last quarter (195,774), however targets have been met (including carry in).