Over half of the people in the UK ‘miss’ opportunities to recycle at home, according to a recent study by London and UK skip hire experts Enviro Skip Hire.

The UK creates 282.4 tonnes of garbage in a calendar year, according to a 2020 European research report, which places it third in the world. Germany came in first place, producing more than 400 tonnes of garbage. France, whose 310.4 tonnes of garbage are produced each year, was next in line.

What does 2023 data tell us?

  • Northern Ireland was the only country in the UK where the recycling rate didn’t increase
  • UK’s biodegradable waste, sent to landfill, increased by 0.7 million tonnes in 2020


Managing Director, James Rubin, says that “In fact, recycling is getting more and more commo in the UK, according to recent data. Given that over 85% of people recycle voluntarily, it is obvious that the trend is going in the correct direction.

“Recycling will reduce the need for landfills and other expensive waste disposal techniques as more people practise it. Just some examples of what can be made by recycling plastic alone include clothing and electricals.”


What will recycling look like in the future? Governments, municipalities, and other institutions are probably going to look for more creative ways to handle trash. By aiming to increase the nation’s recycling rate by 50% by 2023, the UK may even follow the example established by the United States.