The packaging sector is the only urban waste stream to meet national targets for recycling, underline the SPV in a statement.
In the communiqué, it says that the increase in recycling “comes to reinforce the positioning of packaging as a flow of urban waste to meet national targets for recycling, recognized in the official report of the authorities”.
And he adds that the performance of the sector “reflected the contribution” articulated by SPV with packaging companies and waste recovery and management systems.
“Consumer awareness about recycling is part of the key to success for an organized waste flow with relevant results for environmental protection and compliance with targets”, the statement states.
SPV, which celebrates its 25th anniversary this month, is a non-profit private institution that organizes and manages the recovery and recovery of packaging waste. One of its main objectives is to raise awareness and educate about the best environmental practices.
In 25 years, more than 55 million euros were invested in awareness campaigns and 13 million euros in research and development.
In the area of innovation, in 2019, SPV client companies, which represent 33% of declared packaging, announced that they had implemented measures such as reducing the unit weight of packaging, not using superfluous packaging or incorporating secondary (recycled) raw materials.
According to Ana Isabel Trigo de Morais, president of SPV, mentioned in the communiqué, the urban packaging recycling targets (55%) are met and even exceeded.
“But ahead we have the ambitious goal of reaching 65% recycling of all packaging placed on the market by 2025”, he warns.