Carton recycling hits 44% in Europe
Carton recycling in the European Union is at last within sight of reaching 50%. From under 30% in 2005, it has risen to 44% in 2015.
That represents a gigantic 16,000 million cartons. Apparently, the combined figure for recycling and energy recovery is an even higher 74%.
The recycling tonnage, however, has fallen slightly. But even that may be a good sign, if lightweighting requires less material.