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At 77%, country's plastic recycling rate is about twice that of the UK - and well above the 20% figure for the US

Piers Fawkes, PSFK
  • 2 january 2012

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This article titled “Japan streets ahead in global plastic recycling race” was written by Justin McCurry in Tokyo, for The Guardian on Thursday 29th December 2011 11.27 UTC

 

Japan is one of the most successful countries in the world for recycling plastics. In 2010, 77% of plastic waste was recycled, up from 73% in 2006 and 39% in 1996, according to the nation’s Plastic Waste Management Institute.

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