More plastic waste collected separately

02/02/2010 15:00

The volume of plastic waste collected separately has more than doubled from 6 million kg in 2006 to 13 million kg in 2008.  

The volume of plastic waste produced by households is estimated at 750 million kg in 2008. This means that only 1.7 percent of the total volume of plastic waste produced by households is collected separately.

The increase is partly the result of local public campaigns to collect plastic waste separately and improved collection facilities. In 2009, a large-scale national campaign was set up to promote separate collection of plastic waste.

Separate collection of plastic waste

Separate collection of plastic waste

Kees Baldé