- April 13, 2019
Half of EU countries ‘at risk’ of missing recycling targets
Many EU governments are struggling to meet their recycling and waste prevention obligations, the European Commission confirmed in a new assessment of environmental laws.
Half of the EU countries are at risk of missing the municipal waste recycling target of 50% by 2020, according to the European Commission.
Despite an increase in recycling rates across the EU from 43.7% in 2014 to 46.4% in 2017, only nine countries are on track to reach the target, while five – Austria, Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands and Slovenia – have already achieved it.
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