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Recycling Plastic Export Report: March 2024

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A container ship that is used to transport recyclable materials

These are the latest HMRC export figures for March 2024 for PE-based plastics – commodity code 391510. Only destinations of more than 1,000 tonnes per month are included. 

Polymer – Commodity code 391510 

Polymer exports saw an increase in materials leaving UK shores during March across Europe and Asia, with 21,549 tonnes of PE-based plastics for recycling leaving the UK, compared to 19,089 in February. 

Turkey and Germany saw large increases compared with February, registering 7,418 and 3,745 respectively, which demonstrates a strong increase MoM.

March 2024February 2024March 2023
Turkey7,4185,2937,383
Netherlands5,1875,8466,865
Germany3,7451,1332,111
Belgium1,0949562,721