Environmental Indicators
Environmental Indicators
7.7- Packaging Waste

Generally, 30% by weight and 50% by volume of all waste constitutes packaging waste.

In accordance with the polluter-pays principle of By-Law on Packaging Waste Control, the operators that release their products with packaging are responsible for meeting the costs of collection of packaging waste. Thus, keeping a registry of packaging waste producers is of great importance.

 

 

GRAPH 65-QUANTITY OF THE PACKAGING RELEASED AND OF THE PACKAGING WASTE RECOVERED OVER THE YEARS ACCORDING TO THE DATA FROM PACKAGING WASTE DECLARATION SYSTEM

 

TABLE 15- PACKAGING WASTE STATISTICS IN 2016

Waste

Code

Type of Packaging

Produced

Packaging

Amount

(tonnes)

Packaging under scope B-1 (1)

Packaging released under scope B-2 (2) (tonnes)

Packaging collected under scope C (3) (tonnes)

Packaging Quantity Released (tonnes)

Recovered

Amount

(tonnes)

Achieved

Recovery

Rate (%)

15.01.02

PLASTIC

3,150,000

915,301

497,089

54

87,742

19,998

15.01.04

METAL

373,682

142,482

81,146

57

71,696

5,332

15.01.05

COMPOSITE

300,519

96,385

55,410

57

6,781

102

15.01.01

PAPER/

CARDBOARD

2,757,848

1,604,823

1,258,128

78

19,853

9,707

15.01.07

GLASS

1,331,265

845,615

193,563

23

37,264

103,471

15.01.03

WOOD

719,741

523,261

113,509

22

5,187

38,517

 

TOTAL

8,633,055

4,127,867

2,198,845

53

228,523

177,127

Notes:

(1) B-1: Packaging waste managed under scope of the By-Law on the Control of Packaging Waste

(2) B-2: Packaging waste managed under legislation other than the By-Law on the Control of Packaging Waste

(3) C: Packaging released as returnable under scope of the By-Law on the Control of Packaging Waste

Source: Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation, General Directorate of Environmental Management
 

 

GRAPH 66- PACKAGING QUANTITY RELEASED ACCORDING TO TYPE AND INTENDED USE IN 2017

Source: Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation, General Directorate of Environmental Management

 

Municipalities are obliged to collect or to have packaging waste collected according to the By-Law. They prepare packaging waste management plans including collection and transport activities of the packaging waste separately from other wastes at the source of the waste in order to indicate how, when, and by whom these studies will be done. Then, packaging waste management plans are submitted to the Ministry. These studies started in 2008 and still continue.

 

GRAPH 67-  NUMBER OF MUNICIPALITIES WHO HAVE APPROPRIATE PACKAGING WASTE MANAGEMENT PLANS

Source: Ministry of Environment and Urbanisation, General Directorate of Environmental Management

Note: Reorganized within the framework of Law No. 6360