Plastics post-consumer waste treatment in the European Union (EU-28) 2018, by type

This statistic displays the share of plastics post-consumer waste treatment in the European Union* (EU-28) in 2018, by type. In 2018, 29.1 million metric tons of plastic waste was collected in the European Union for treatment. 32.5 percent of plastic was recycled, compared with 24.9 percent of plastics landfilled. Approximately 42.6 million metric tons of plastic was recovered for energy.

Plastics post-consumer waste treatment in the European Union (EU-28)* in 2018, by type

Share of plastics waste treatment
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Source

Release date

2019

Region

Norway, Switzerland, EU

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

*Includes Norway and Switzerland

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