In order to build an accurate calculator modelled on credible data, we researched and cross-referenced a number of publicly available data sources. The sources are listed below, without specific links as often there were multiple data points from each source:

  • The National Audit Office
  • Office For National Statistics UK
  • National Geographic
  • The Independent
  • The Guardian
  • The Daily Telegraph
  • Water.org
  • Design Life-Cycle
  • Our World In Data
  • Earth Easy
  • Live Science
  • 3Plastics
  • Made In China Plastic Wholesale
  • Gidea Packaging

We recognise that there is huge variance in the reporting of plastic waste data and recycling rates by material in the UK, so we have endeavoured to be as impartial as possible and present a balanced view on waste output. 

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