Paper and Card Flow 2020
A review of the quantity of paper and card packaging placed on the market (POM) and recycled in 2014. The study also projects future POM figures and recycling rates to 2020.
- New estimate of UK POM for 2014 is 4,749k tonnes, an increase of 862k tonnes from the previous estimate
- Using the new POM figure of 4,749k tonnes, the UK achieved a 73% recycling rate in 2014, lower than previously reported
- The estimate was found to be just over 1 million tonnes higher than data reported by obligated companies under the Packaging Waste Regulations, suggesting that non-obligated POM accounts for 21% of paper and card packaging in the UK