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Greece and Cyprus maintain high recycling rates in European Union

Greece and Cyprus maintain high recycling rates in European Union

Greece and Cyprus have both recorded high recycling rates of plastic packaging waste in the latest report published by Eurostat.

According to the latest figures Greece was close to the EU average of 41.5% of plastic packaging waste recycled in 2018, whilst Cyprus was amongst the highest in the European Union at 54.3%.

Greece and Cyprus maintain high recycling rates in European Union
In 2018, the highest recycling rate of plastic packaging waste was recorded in Lithuania (69.3%), ahead of Slovenia (60.4%, 2017 data), Bulgaria (59.2%), Czechia (57.0%), Cyprus (54.3%), Slovakia (51.4%) and Spain (50.7%).

In contrast, less than one third of plastic packaging waste was recycled in 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%).

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