19-10-20 Portuguese packaging recycling overview
Portuguese Recycling Objectives and targets:
Portugal maintains its commitment to achieve the packaging waste recovery and recycling targets which consist of meeting, by the end of 2011, a minimum recovery of 60% (in weight), of which at least 55% must correspond to recycling, with minimum sectoral recycling targets of:
o 60% for paper/cardboard packaging waste;
o 60% for glass packaging waste;
o 50% for metal packaging waste;
o 22.5% for plastic packaging waste;
o 15% for wood packaging waste.
· European Parliament 30 May 2018 lays down a common objective for Member States to prepare to reuse and recycle 65% of packaging waste, until 2025, with the following goals differentiated by materials:
o 75% paper/cardboard;
o 70% glass;
o 70% ferrous metals (steel);
o 50% aluminium;
o 50% plastic;
o 25% wood.
· By 31 December 2030, at least 70% by weight of all packaging waste should be recycled with the following material targets:
o 85% paper/cardboard;
o 75% glass;
o 80% ferrous metals (steel);
o 60% aluminium;
o 55% plastic;
o 30% wood.
Until the implementation of the new targets established in Diretive 2018/852, those to be complied with are the ones set to be reached by 2011.
The recycling rate of plastic packaging waste shows, in turn, a rising trend since 2004, except in the last two years when it showed a slight decline, standing at 35% in 2017.
Recycling rate of plastic packaging waste and target set for 2011
As an end note definitly someone who cycles a lot should be also called a "recycler": congrats to João Almeida for his effort so far at Giro (we are sure he really recycles in Portugal!)
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