The Slovenia Times

Slovenia 4th in EU in plastic packaging waste recycling


Based on the data for 2017, topping the list is Lithuania with 74%, followed by Bulgaria (65%) and Cyprus (62%).

Slovenia is next on the list, being trailed by the Czech Republic (59%), Slovakia (52%) and the Netherlands (50%).

At the bottom of the list are Finland and France (both 27%) and Malta (24%).

According to Eurostat, the share of recycled and processed waste plastic packaging has been increasing in recent years, rising from 26.4% in 2006 to 42.4% in 2016, only to drop somewhat in 2017.

Around 50,164 tonnes of plastic waste was generated in Slovenia two years ago, of which 30,275 tonnes was re-used.


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