New packaging recovery and recycling targets in Czech Republic

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June 2014

An amendment of the Packaging Act which includes new recovery and recycling targets for 2015 to 2020 has been approved by the Czech Parliament.

The amendment has yet to be signed by the President.

The new targets are as follows:

Material201520162017201820192020
Paper & board recycling 75% 75% 75% 75% 75% 75%
Glass recycling 75% 75% 75% 75% 75% 75%
Plastics recycling 40% 45% 45% 45% 45% 50%
Metals recycling 55% 55% 55% 55% 55% 55%
Wood recycling 15% 15% 15% 15% 15% 15%
Overall recycling 60% 60% 65% 65% 65% 70%
Recycling of sales packaging 40% 40% 44% 46% 48% 50%
Overall recovery 65% 65% 70% 70% 70% 80%
Recovery of sales packaging 45% 45% 49% 51% 53% 55%

The targets will be inserted into legislation in due course.

Source: Perchards/Sagis