friday 10th july 2020
The BIC/ZWE report on the production of organic waste in the EU 27+ has been published
"Bio-waste generation in the EU: Current capture levels and future potential", the complete report on the production of organic waste in the EU 27 +, developed by the Biobased Industries Consortium (BIC) in collaboration with Zero Waste Europe (ZWE), has been published.
The report, which includes country-specific fact sheets and proposals for bio-waste management strategies, shows untapped potential. As stated in the report, the EU 27+ has a potential generating tons of organic food waste equal to 60 million tons per year, but currently the tons collected in the EU27 + are about 9.5 million , equal to 16% of the total.
On the other hand, a positive note is that Italy, despite having a potential of tons of organic waste generated of 7.7 million tons per year, collects about 3.6 million tons, equal to 47% of the total, as well as highest value in the whole EU27 +. As emerges from the report, the use of compostable bags is one of the best practices to guarantee an increase in the collection of the organic waste fraction.
The report can be downloaded at the following link: Bio-waste generation in the EU: Current capture levels and future potential