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It’s estimated that five million tonnes of plastic is used every year in the UK, nearly half of which is packaging.

That’s one of the key takeaways from a House of Commons Library Briefing Paper on plastic waste in the UK.

The 93-page report includes statistics on plastic waste and information on the UK Government and devolved administrations’ plans and ambitions to reduce avoidable plastic waste.

Read a summary and access the full report here.