How can we fix Europe’s broken recycling system?

Speakers' presentations - 8th February 2022

Official data will show you that the EU’s recycling rate is steadily increasing and has been over the past decade, although still below the 2020 target of 50% for municipal solid waste. Yet these numbers, whilst seemingly showcasing general progress, are hiding the true reality of Europe’s broken recycling system.

This webinar explored the answers to these key questions:

  • How can policy-makers create an effective framework which makes packaging safely and effectively recyclable?
  • What future role does recycling play in a world where we should be prioritising reusable materials?
  • What is the role of local authorities in helping fix and improve our recycling system?

Rewatch the webinar here or download the speakers’ presentation below.


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