Netherlands: GHG emissions from plastic waste 2018, by type of plastic and treatment

This statistic depicts the specific greenhouse gas emissions generated from the treatment of plastic waste in the Netherlands in 2018, broken down by treatment and type of material. According to data, chemical recycling would generate negative emissions for all types of plastics. By contrast, incineration, the normal treatment for recycled plastic waste in the Netherlands, generated on average 1.5 tons CO2-equivalent per ton of plastics.

Specific greenhouse gas emissions from the treatment of plastic waste in the Netherlands in 2018, by waste type and treatment

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Release date

September 2018



Survey time period

September 2018

Supplementary notes

Data are estimated
*PET-trays were not undergoing any type of treatment at the time of the survey. Therefore, figures have been estimated.

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