Lithuania Registers Highest Plastic Packaging Recycling Rate In The EU In 2018
According to the latest data from Eurostat, Lithuania registered the highest plastic packaging recycling rate (69.3%) among EU nations in 2018.
Slovenia emerged second with a recycling rate of 60.4% (2017 data), followed by Bulgaria at 59.2%.
Other countries with high recycling rates include Czechia (57.0%), Cyprus (54.3%), Slovakia (51.4%), and Spain (50.7%).
Overall, an estimated 41.5% of plastic packaging waste was recycled in 2018, data showed.
Countries that recycled less than one-third of plastic packaging waste include Malta (19.2%, 2017 data), France (26.9%), Hungary (30.0%), Ireland (31.0%), Finland (31.1%), Denmark (31.5%), Austria (31.9%) and Luxembourg (32.3%).