EU Parliament Adopts Ambitious New Recycling Targets

Date Published: Friday 20th April 2018

MEPs in the European Parliament recently backed ambitious recycling targets set out in the EU’s Circular Economy Package.

By 2025, at least 55% of municipal waste (from households and businesses) should be recycled by member states. The target will rise to 60% by 2030 and 65% by 2035. 65% of packaging materials will have to be recycled by 2025, and 70% by 2030. Separate targets are set for specific packaging materials, such as paper and cardboard, plastics, glass, metal and wood.

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