Slovenia recycled 69 percent of packaging waste and 51 percent of WEEE in 2013

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PET-Sortierung (Foto: PET-Recycling Schweiz)

Ljubljana , Slovenia – According to latest figures of the Slovenian Statistical Office, the country recycled 69 percent of packaging waste generated and 51 percent of collected waste electrical and electronic equipment in 2013. In 2014 nearly 5,000 tons of waste lead-acid batteries and accumulators were recycled.

In 2013, more than 200,000 tons of packaging waste was generated in Slovenia, the most, 39 percent, from paper and cardboard, 21 percent from plastic and 16 percent from glass. More than 138,000 tons or 69 percent of this packaging waste was recycled. Paper and cardboard packaging waste was recycled in 79 percent, plastic in 82 percent and glass in 86 percent. The data on the amount of packaging waste recycled also take into account the amount of packaging waste recycled abroad. In 2013 Slovenia exported (in order to be recycled there) nearly 104,000 tons of packaging waste (of which 40 percent was paper and cardboard, 25 percent plastic and 30 percent glass packaging).

4,400 tons of WEEE recycled

In 2013, almost 28,500 tons of electrical and electronic equipment were put on the market, of which the majority (62 percent) were large household appliances, followed by IT and telecommunications equipment, small household appliances and consumer equipment (8 percent each).
In total 8,500 tons of waste electrical and electronic equipment (48 percent of which was large household appliances, 39 percent IT, telecommunications and consumer equipment and 13 percent other equipment) were collected in 2013, of which 94 percent came from households.
Almost 4,400 tons (or 51 percent of the mentioned waste equipment collected) of waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) were recycled. According to the amount of waste electrical and electronic equipment collected in 2013, the largest percentage recycled with 85 percent were gas discharge lamps, followed by large household appliances by 68 percent, small household appliances by 60 percent, and IT and telecommunications equipment only by 16 percent.

4,932 tons of waste lead-acid batteries and accumulators recycled

In 2014, Slovenia sold 719 tons of portable batteries and accumulators and collected 210 tons of waste portable batteries and accumulators. According to the figures, 4,932 tons of waste lead-acid batteries and accumulators were recycled in Slovenia in 2014. These were waste lead-acid industrial and automotive batteries and accumulators which were generated and recycled in Slovenia.

Source: Statistical Office of the Republic of Slovenia