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Recovery targets
The UK government sets the packaging recycling and recovery targets for each year.
The table below shows the current UK government recycling targets in percentages:

Material2015 (%)2016 (%)2017 (%)
Paper/card69.569.569.5
Glass767777
Aluminium495255
Steel747576
Plastic475257
Wood222222
Total recovery777879
Of which recycling70.871.872.7
Glass Re-Melt must be a minimum %666767
The share of each activity you carry out with the material target combine to create your obligation.
You will report the weight in tonnes of each material by activity. This determines what your total obligation is by material and therefore what PRNs you need to purchase.