Hungary’s Battery Recycling Rate Among Highest In EU

  • 30 Oct 2018 7:08 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Hungary’s Battery Recycling Rate Among Highest In EU
About 53% of spent portable batteries and accumulators in Hungary were collected for recycling in 2016, the third-highest rate in the European Union, data compiled by Eurostat show.

The rate was well over the 45% target set by the EU’s battery directive. Eight member states did not reach the target and five did not report a collection rate, Eurostat said.

The highest reported rate was 71%, in Belgium. The lowest rate, of 21%, was in Romania. The rate was 52% in the Czech Republic, 39% in Poland and 48% in Slovakia. In Austria, the rate was 49%.

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