But perhaps the most alarming statistic is that only 30% of packaging is recycled. When you compare it with 85% for glass and 70% for paper, it’s clear that plastic is a major challenge.
Sorting and recycling, while vital, cannot solve the problem on their own. We need to rethink our relationship with packaging, prioritise waste reduction at source and consider sustainable alternatives.
CircularPlace : One Step Forward
Our marketplace not just a platform; it’s a vision of a greener future. With clearly defined stages – from pooling resources internally to reselling, donating to charities and recycling externally – CircularPlace offers companies a unique opportunity to align themselves with ethical and sustainable practices while promoting the circular economy.
The road ahead
European Week for Waste Reduction is not just one week in our calendar. It’s a call to action. It’s a recognition that every little bit counts. By embracing the principles of the EWWR and supporting initiatives like CircularPlace, we can all contribute to a greener, cleaner and more sustainable future. After all, it’s not just the planet we’re saving, it’s our shared future.