In the EU, an estimated 42% of plastic packaging waste was recycled in 2016. In eight EU Member States, more than half of the plastic packaging waste generated was recycled in 2016. The highest recycling share was recorded in Lithuania (74%), ahead of Cyprus* (64%), Slovenia (62%), Czechia (59%), Bulgaria (53%), Slovakia and the Netherlands (both 52%) and Sweden (51%). In contrast, less than one third of plastic packaging waste was recycled in Luxembourg (33%), Hungary and Ireland (both 31%), Malta* (29%), France (26%), Finland and Estonia (both 25%).
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