Sociedade Ponto Verde data indicates that packaging recycling continues to grow and that the Portuguese are recycling more glass.

“In the first half of 2022, 214,511 tons of packaging were sent for recycling from the selective collection of green, blue and yellow ecopoints, which serve the Portuguese”, says the statement.

The figures from Sociedade Ponto Verde, on the performance of the Integrated Packaging Waste Management System (SIGRE), specify that 100,119 tons of glass (+9%), 832 tons of aluminum (+16%) and 38,769 tons of plastic (+4%) have been recycled during that period.

The statement highlights that the trend of glass recycling has been increasing in the last two years. And it is said that the commitment signed by the sector's agents to overcome the glass recycling goals for 2025 contributes to this.

The glass recycling rate in Portugal is calculated at 56% and the goal is to reach 75% by 2025.