Go for separate collection and recycling of bio-waste – NOW!

Compost is needed for healthy soils. Increase separate collection and treatment of biowaste. Only 17 % of municipal biowaste was recycled in 2022.  Instead of increasing the recycling of municipal bio-waste the amount of treated municipal bio-waste dropped from 2021 to 2022. According to EUROSTAT only 43 million tonnes of municipal biowaste was recycled to compost in 2022. From 1 January 2024 biowaste has to be separately collected or source separated for being organically recycled in the EU. Member states and their municipalities have to act now!