Clearly more work needs to be done on educating the public in Croatia on the importance of recycling plastic waste as according to new data from the European Union Croatia is under the average mark of European members.
The most plastic aware country in Europe is Lithuania who recycle an amazing 74 percent of all plastics, whilst the worst country is Malta with only 24 percent. Croatia is under the EU average which is 42 percent.
In the EU, an estimated 42% of plastic packaging waste was recycled in 2017. In seven EU Member States, more than half of the plastic packaging waste generated was recycled in 2017.
In 2017, the highest recycling rate of plastic packaging waste was recorded in Lithuania (74%), ahead of Bulgaria (65%), Cyprus (62%, 2016 data), Slovenia (60%), Czechia (59%), Slovakia (52%) and the Netherlands (50%).