The Circular Economy; Zero Waste & Recycling Targets

The new EU circular economy package sets out ambitious recycling and landfilling targets for the EU.

Text stating circular economy action plan

Managing waste in a more efficient manner is the first step towards a circular economy, where most if not all products and materials are recycled or re-used repeatedly. In April, MEPs adopted the circular economy package, which establishes new legally binding targets and fixed deadlines for waste recycling and the reduction of landfilling.
The package includes a common EU target for recycling at least 55% of municipal waste by 2025; this target would rise to 60% by 2030 and 65% by 2035. Also envisaged is a common EU target for recycling 65% of packaging waste by 2025, and 70% by 2030. There would be separate targets for specific materials: Read the full Article

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