Eurostat: 44% of batteries sold are collected for recycling in the EU. Romania on the last position


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In 2016, 15 Member States reached the 45% target set by the Batteries Directive for the collection rate of portable batteries and accumulators. Among the remaining Member States, 8 countries did not reach the 45% target and 5 countries did not report a collection rate. Across the European Union as a whole, an estimated 44% of the batteries and accumulators sold were later collected for recycling, Eurostat informed on Monday.

Data from 2015 reveal that only 21% of the batteries sold in Romania are collected for recycling, placing our country on the last position in the European Union.

On the first five positions are Belgium – 71%, Luxembourg – 63%, Hungary – 53%, Lithuania – 53%, Czech Republic – 52%. The last five positions: Estonia – 31%, Latvia – 30%, Croatia – 29%, Cyprus – 28% and Romania – 21%.

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