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

As of 2018, Ireland produced the most plastic packaging waste per capita in the European Union. Producing almost 60 kilograms per capita, this was almost twice the amount produced per capita in the United Kingdom.

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

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Source

Release date

June 2020

Region

EU

Survey time period

2017

Supplementary notes

* Estimates.
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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