Are we preventing the generation of packaging waste?

Policy Question
Indicator codes: CSI 017 , WST 002

Key messages

(05 Jul 2010)


There is a general increase in per capita quantities of packaging being put on the market. This is not in line with the primary objective of the Directive on Packaging and Packaging Waste, which aims at preventing the production of packaging waste.

However, the EU target to recycle 25% of packaging waste in 2001 has been significantly exceeded. In 2002 the recycling rate in EU15 was 54 percent.

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