The Environment Agency has released provisional packaging recycling data for the second quarter of 2021 on the national packaging waste database (NPWD).
The unverified Q2 data shows continued positive progress towards this year’s targets, with all grades sitting in a comfortable position at this halfway point of the year.
Glass is one grade that remains one to watch. Interim data for Q2 tonnage looks relatively similar to last quarter, with glass other reporting 4,000 tonnes less than in Q1 and remelt reporting an additional 44,000. Although currently on target with carry over, consistent tonnages will be needed through the second half of the year to meet targets. There is hope that with hospitality now fully open, and many UK residents choosing to holiday at home, more material may channel through Q3.