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European Environmental Agency, Generation and recycling
of packaging waste, May 2005 Assessment
Uploaded on Wednesday 22 Feb 2012
Packaging waste production per capita in Europe
The manufacture of packaging itself generates waste and by defi nition it has a particularly short lifespan. It turns into waste as soon as its contents reaches its destination. This is certainly a blessing for the packaging sector – and the related plastics, paper and printing industries – but it
presents a serious challenge for waste management.