EU: Glass recycling steady at 74% in 2015
Latest industry data on glass recycling show that the average glass recycling rate in the EU28 is steady at 74%. This means that over 11.6 million tons of glass bottles are collected, and recycled. Countries such as Belgium, Slovenia or Sweden, with excellent separate collection systems, continue to outperform beyond 95%.
“Our industry is mobilized to fill the gap to 100% EU glass recycling because recycled glass is our most important raw material”, commented Adeline Farrelly, FEVE Secretary General. “We hope the new packaging recycling targets will give the necessary boost to all EU countries to invest in closed loop glass collection” (Press Release FEVE, 10 April 2018).
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