Norway leads the world with its incredible recycling scheme that has achieved a 97% recovery rate on all plastic bottle waste. Through a company founded in 1999, called Infinitum, the Scandinavian country has developed one of the most efficient ways of recycling plastic bottles. The results are so outstanding that several nations are coming to Norway to learn how they run the scheme so that they can follow suit.
Up to 92% of the bottles recycled hold such high-quality material, that it can be re-used again in drink bottles, sometimes more than 50 times. This is an incredible achievement, considering 91% of plastic produced worldwide isn’t recycled, and eight million metric tons of wind up in the sea every year. For example, in the UK, the recycling rate for plastic bottles is anywhere between 20% to 25%, and in the US, it’s about 30%.