Plastics Waste - recycling and recovery in Europe

The lastest annual monitoring of plastics waste, recycling and recovery performed on behalf of PlasticsEurope and EPRO, revealed the following key facts for EU-28 countries + Norway and Switzerland for the year 2014:
  • Collected post-consumer waste reached 25.8 million tonnes
  • Recovery reached almost 69.2% in 2014 
  • Plastics packaging has the highest recycling and recovery rates 

PlasticsEurope and its partners are committed to continue the regular monitoring of this market data in order to provide all stakeholders with reliable data on plastics waste as well as, recycling and recovery rates.

For more information see: Plastics - the Facts

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