Generation and recycling of packaging waste

Total packaging used in EU Member States in kg per capita.

Recycling of packaging waste as a share of packaging used in EU Member States. The amount of packaging used is expected to equal the amount of packaging waste generated because of its short lifetime.

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Data host: 

European Environment Agency

Unit of Measurement: 

kg per capita, percentage

Description to get data: 

No data available, packaging waste is available.

Type of Indicator source: 

  • Intergovernmental Organisation