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These European Countries Are The Best (And Worst) At Recycling Plastic Waste

Lithuania has the best recycling rate in Europe, according to the EU’s official statistic agency, Eurostat study. Cyprus comes in second, followed by Slovenia and Czech Republic.

Bulgaria, Slovakia, the Netherlands, and Sweden rounded out the top eight. Only these eight countries recycled more than half of their plastic waste in 2016. Germany, in 9th place, recycles almost half (48.4%) of its plastic waste.

The study also suggests that only 42.4% percent of plastic waste was recycled in the European Union in 2016. Estonia is the only country where the share of plastic recycling has actually decreased since 2005 (-0.9%).

With only 20.9% of its plastic waste recycled, Liechtenstein came in last in the ranking. Estonia (24.6%), Finland (25.4%), France (25.8%), and Ireland (31.2%) completed the bottom five.

These European Countries Are The Best (And Worst) At Recycling Plastic Waste

1. Lithuania: 74.4%
2. Cyprus: 63.7%
3. Slovenia: 62%
4. Czech Republic: 59.2%
5. Bulgaria: 52.6%
6. Slovakia: 51.7%
7. Netherlands: 51.5%
8. Sweden: 50.7%
9. Germany: 48.4%
10. Poland: 46.9%
11. Romania: 46.7%
12. Spain: 45.5%
13. UK: 44.9%
14. Norway: 44.6%
15. Belgium: 43.4%
16. Iceland: 42.7%
17. Italy: 42.4%
18. Portugal: 41.8%
19. Croatia: 41.1%
20. Latvia: 37.2%
21. Greece: 36.8%
22. Denmark: 36.1%
23. Austria: 33.6%
24. Luxembourg: 32.6%
25. Hungary: 31.4%
26. Malta: 28.6%
27. Ireland: 31.2%
28. France: 25.8%
29. Finland: 25.4%
30. Estonia: 24.6%
31. Liechtenstein: 20.9%

EU28: 42.4%

Infographic: Which European countries are the best and worst at recycling plastic waste?

Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj
Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is chief executive and editorial director of The CEOWORLD magazine, overseeing the organization’s news and features departments.

Under Dr. Amarendra's leadership, The CEOWORLD magazine has become the world's most iconic news organization, whose rigorous reporting and unsurpassed storytelling connect with millions of business leaders every day.

Dr. Amarendra holds a Ph.D. in Finance and Banking from the European Global School in France; a Doctoral Degree in Chartered Accountancy from the European International University Paris; and a Doctorate in Business Administration from Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design (KNUTD), Ukraine.

He earned his Master of Business Administration degree in Finance and his Master's Degree In Chartered Accountancy (CA) from European Global School Paris. Dr. Amarendra also holds a Master of Business Administration degree in International Relations and Affairs from the American University of Athens, Alabama, United States. Prof. Dr. Amarendra Bhushan Dhiraj is a macro-economist and visiting professor at Kyiv National University of Technologies and Design (KNUTD), Ukraine.

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