Eurostat: Packaging waste arisings growing across the EU, but recycling in decline

Recycling rate figures, based mostly on old methodology, fall to 65 per cent


(EU) – The EU is generating ever more packaging waste. Recent figures from the EU statistical agency Eurostat show that arisings in 2019 reached a new record of 79.3 million tonnes. With a 4-kilogram increase compared with 2018, per capita arisings stood at 177.4 kilograms – another new record. At the same time, ...

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