Significant risk of EU missing plastic recycling targets

The European Court of Auditors (ECA) has assessed a significant risk that the EU will not meet its plastic packaging recycling targets for 2025 and 2030.

The report, which was released in early October, highlights that changes to the Packaging and Packaging Waste Directive (PPWD), which was updated as part of the European Commissions’ adoption of its plastic strategy in 2018, could see current reported plastic packaging recycling rates of 42% across EU member states revised down to 30%.

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