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Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Packaging production and recycling: selected European countries
Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
Recycling activities are economically important. Collection, sorting and reprocessing represent job
opportunities (especially in the paper recycling sector).
They also lower energy and municipal waste disposal
costs. Recycling and reprocessing are growth industries,
which also support some downstream sectors like the steel industry.