Recovery and Recycling of Packaging Waste

In 2018, Ireland generated 1.04 Mtonnes of packaging waste.  Ireland has met all statutory packaging recovery targets set since 2001.  Our recycling rate in 2018 is 64 per cent and our recovery rate is 91 per cent, exceeding the EU targets of 55 and 60 per cent. However, much higher EU recycling targets will apply from 2025 and 2030, which will be challenging for Ireland.  Ireland’s national waste statistics can be found here.

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