According to the final data for 2020 published in the General Program for the prevention and management of packaging and packaging waste, in 2020 in Italy 73% of packaging waste was sent for recycling: more than 9 million tons out of the 13.1 million put on the market. An increase of 3.3% compared to the quantities of 2019. The growth is essentially driven by an increase of 5.4% in the recycling of waste from urban collection, which grew despite the difficulties due to the health emergency.
Added to energy recovery, the numbers increase: the tons of packaging waste recovered are close to 11 million, almost 84% of the amount put on the market. More than four out of five packages avoid ending up in landfills.
Finally, the management of packaging waste under the ANCI-CONAI agreement is growing: in Italy there are over 58 million inhabitants served thanks to the agreement with ANCI for the collection of packaging waste. Last year, more than 97% of Italian municipalities entered into agreements with the consortium system. To cover the costs of separate waste collection, in 2020 CONAI transferred 654 million euros to the municipalities of our country.
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