Little improvement in packaging recycling in 2018

07 Jan 2021 − 

All things considered, the European Union’s 27 member states recycled less packaging waste in 2018 than they did in 2017.

Recent Eurostat data show that the overall recycling rate for all types of packaging declined from 67.5 to 66.3 per cent. Eurostat did identify small rises in the average recycling rates for plastic packaging and metal packaging. On the other hand, the recycling rates for paper and board packaging and wood packaging decreased – markedly so in the case of wood packaging.

This is an excerpt from an article to be published in EUWID Packaging Markets 1/2021.
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