Generation of plastic packaging waste in the EU 2017, by country

This statistic shows the generation of plastic packaging waste in the European Union in 2017, by country. The country that generated the largest amount of plastic packaging waste was Germany, which produced more than three million metric tons.
In 2016, approximately 16.3 million metric tons of plastic packaging waste was generated in the European Union.

Generation of plastic packaging waste in the European Union (EU-28) in 2017*, by country

Plastic packaging waste generation in thousand metric tons
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Source

Release date

September 2019

Region

Europe, EU

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

*Estimates **2016 figures
The source adds the following information: "This dataset provides data on packaging and packaging waste in order to monitor compliance with the quantitative recovery and recycling targets.
'Packaging' in this context means all products made of any materials of any nature to be used for the containment, protection, handling, delivery and presentation of goods, from raw materials to processed goods, from the producer to the user or the consumer. 'Non-returnable' items used for the same purposes shall also be considered to constitute packaging.

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