Report: More plastic packaging waste produced than official figures suggest

The packaging industry has stood by its plastic recycling figures despite a vast discrepancy with Eunomia’s latest numbers but says it is open to a reform of the PRN system

WRAP says plastic prices often show “a weak relationship to oil”. Photograph: monticello / 123RF
Eunomia says official figures overestimate the amount of plastic packaging on the market by a third

The packaging industry has disputed figures from environmental consultancy Eunomia which claims that the amount of plastic packaging waste being produced is a third higher than official figures.

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