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Andrei Chirileasa
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Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Eurostat: Romania recycles 43% of plastic packaging

Every inhabitant of the European Union generated 34.4 kilograms of plastic packaging waste in 2019, of which 14.1 kilograms were recycled, according to data published on October 27 by the European Statistical Office Eurostat.

Thus, 41% of plastic packaging waste has been recycled in the EU. Nine EU Member States recycled more than half of the plastic packaging waste generated: Lithuania (70%), the Czech Republic (61%), Bulgaria (59%, 2018 data), the Netherlands (57%), Sweden and Slovakia ( both with 53%), Spain (52%), Cyprus (51%) and Slovenia (50%).

Data for 2018 are valid for Romania, when 43% of plastic packaging waste was recycled. Between 2009 and 2019, the amount of packaging waste per capita generated in the EU increased by 24% (6.7 kg), while the amount recycled increased significantly by 50% (4.7 kg).

Despite these improvements, the amount of non-recycled plastic packaging waste increased by two kilograms per capita between 2009 and 2019, following a more pronounced increase in the absolute value of plastic packaging waste generated.

(Photo: Ketchana Jedsenarak | Dreamstime.com)

andrei@romania-insider.com

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Andrei Chirileasa
Editor-in-Chief

Andrei studied finance at the Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies and started his journalism career in 2004 with Ziarul Financiar, the leading financial newspaper in Romania, where he worked for ten years, the last six of which as editor of the capital markets section. He joined the Romania-Insider.com team in 2014 as editor and became Editor-in-Chief in 2016. He currently oversees the daily content published on Romania-Insider.com and likes to stay up to date with everything relevant in business, politics, and life in Romania. Andrei lives with his family in the countryside in Northern Romania, where he built their own house. In his free time, he studies horticulture and tends to his family’s garden. He enjoys foraging in the woods and long walks on the hills and valleys around his village. Email him for story ideas and interviews at andrei@romania-insider.com. 

 

Eurostat: Romania recycles 43% of plastic packaging

Every inhabitant of the European Union generated 34.4 kilograms of plastic packaging waste in 2019, of which 14.1 kilograms were recycled, according to data published on October 27 by the European Statistical Office Eurostat.

Thus, 41% of plastic packaging waste has been recycled in the EU. Nine EU Member States recycled more than half of the plastic packaging waste generated: Lithuania (70%), the Czech Republic (61%), Bulgaria (59%, 2018 data), the Netherlands (57%), Sweden and Slovakia ( both with 53%), Spain (52%), Cyprus (51%) and Slovenia (50%).

Data for 2018 are valid for Romania, when 43% of plastic packaging waste was recycled. Between 2009 and 2019, the amount of packaging waste per capita generated in the EU increased by 24% (6.7 kg), while the amount recycled increased significantly by 50% (4.7 kg).

Despite these improvements, the amount of non-recycled plastic packaging waste increased by two kilograms per capita between 2009 and 2019, following a more pronounced increase in the absolute value of plastic packaging waste generated.

(Photo: Ketchana Jedsenarak | Dreamstime.com)

andrei@romania-insider.com

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