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Wednesday, 06 March 2019 13:00

Circular economy in the EU gaining momentum

Circular economy in the EU gaining momentum

The recycling rates and use of recycled materials in the in the European Union (EU) are steadily growing. Overall, the EU recycled around 55% of all waste excluding major mineral waste in 2016 (compared with 53% in 2010), Caspian Energy News (www.caspianenergy.net) reports with reference to the press statement of the European Commission.

The rate for recovering construction and demolition waste reached 89% (2016), the recycling rate of packaging waste exceeded 67% (2016, compared with 64% in 2010) while the rate of plastic packaging was over 42% (2016, compared with 24% in 2005). The recycling rate for municipal waste stood at 46% (2017, compared with 35% in 2007) and for the waste of electrical and electronic equipment such as computers, televisions, fridges and mobile phones, which include valuable materials which can be recovered (e-waste) in the EU reached 41% (2016, compared with 28% in 2010).

More details: http://europa.eu/rapid/press-release_STAT-19-1509_en.htm

Person in charge of the newsline: Olga Nagiyeva

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