The lastest annual monitoring of plastics waste, recycling and recovery performed on behalf of PlasticsEurope, EuPC/EuPR and EPRO, revealed the following key facts for EU-27 countries + Norway and Switzerland for the year 2011:
- Collected post-consumer waste reached 25.1 million tonnes, increasing by 2.4% from 2010 levels
- Recovery reached almost 60% in 2011 and continues to increase
- Recycling and recovery rate for plastics packaging is higher, 66% compared to 59% for all plastic
PAGEV 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.