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Generation of plastic packaging waste in the European Union (EU-28) in 2016, by country
(in kilograms per capita)
Generation of plastic packaging waste per capita in the EU 2016, by country
This statistic shows the generation of plastic packaging waste in countries in the European Union in 2016, in kilograms per capita. The packaging waste generated per capita was highest in Ireland, at 58 kilograms. In comparison, the packaging waste generated in the United Kingdom per capita was 34.45 kilograms.
Generation of plastic packaging waste in the European Union (EU-28) in 2016, by country
(in kilograms per capita)
Generation of plastic packaging waste in kilograms per capita
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Source

Release date

February 2019

Region

Europe, EU

Survey time period

2016

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.

Generation of plastic packaging waste per capita in the EU 2016, by country
This statistic shows the generation of plastic packaging waste in countries in the European Union in 2016, in kilograms per capita. The packaging waste generated per capita was highest in Ireland, at 58 kilograms. In comparison, the packaging waste generated in the United Kingdom per capita was 34.45 kilograms.
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