One out of four Tetra Pak packages recycled in the EU
The recycling rate of Tetra Pak packages in 2013 reached 24.5% – the equivalent of 43 billion recycled cartons worldwide.
These figures presented in Tetra Pak's latest Sustainability report show that a lot of efforts are needed to ensure that the firm reaches its 2020 objective of 40% recycling compared to 2010.
To do this, the Tetra Pak reports underlines the need to improve the
recyclability of its products and increase the rates of recycling at a
global level by focusing on raising consumer awareness, sharing
knowledge and expertise, facilitating collection infrastructure and
supporting recycling technology development
According to the proposed amendment to the 64/62/EC Directive in the framework of the waste-related Directives review, Member States will have to demonstrate that 85% by weight of all paper and cardboard packaging are prepapred for reuse or recycled by 2020 and 90% by 2025.
Regions for Recycling provides tools to help cities and regions
to improve their selective collection and recycling performances. Among
these tools, a series of good practices will demonstrate how local and
regional authorities managed to improve their recyclicng performances,
in particular by implementing strategies and instruments to foster
selective collection. Those good practices will be showcased during R4R
events: a conference in Brussels on 17 September and the R4R final event in Sofia
on 23 October 2014. Furthermore, an online tool allows cities and
regions to monitor and benchmark their recycling performances, getting
to know what other territories are comparable to their situation, the
potential for improvement and the ways to get to it.