NL: Results published of recycling of packaging in 2016

19 December 2017

The annual report of the Netherlands Packaging Waste Fund shows that in 2016 73% of all the packaging that was placed on the market had been recycled. That is once again an improvement compared to the previous year and more than the target of the Netherlands of 70% and the EU target of 55%.
In total, 3140 kiloton of packaging was placed on the market in 2016. 1232 kiloton was made of paper and board, 684 kiloton of wood, 503 kiloton of plastic, 499 kiloton of glass, 207 kiloton of metal, and 15 kiloton of other materials. The ministry has set the target that by 2020 75% of all the household waste should be recycled (News item Packaging Waste Fund, November 2017).
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Click here for the report (in Dutch, 1.61 MB).
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