The amount of glass packaging recycled in 17 European countries rose by 3% in 2000 to 8.7m tonnes, according to figures from European glass container federation Feve. The rise was slightly smaller than that achieved in 1999 (EED 07/08/00).
Including the EU-15 minus Luxembourg, plus Norway, Switzerland and Turkey, the statistics confirm that all EU countries will comfortably meet the 1994 packaging directive target of at least 15% recycling of each packaging material by 2001.
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