Less plastic waste exported – Netherlands new main importer

Last year around 697,000 tons of plastic waste were transported abroad, a third (32 percent) less than in 2020, announced the Federal Association of the German Waste Management, Water and Raw Materials Management (BDE) at the request of the German Press Agency Berlin with. For example, it concerns industrial films, production waste and food packaging. Based on an industry estimate from 2019, around six million tons of separately collected plastic waste is generated in Germany every year.

The export figures for the months January to October come from …


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