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Circular economy. How is Hera ranked?

In 2017, the European Union approved a package of measures for the transition towards a circular economy that sets 3 targets for municipal waste. With only 5% of waste going to landfills, Hera's service area has reached the target over 15 years ahead of schedule, making it a leading European example of efficient waste collection. Landfill usage in Italy as a whole, though, runs high and exceeds the European average of 26%.

The EUís packaging waste target is to achieve a recycling rate of 65% by 2025. A further target has been set for 2030: 70%.

Hera has already reached the 2030 target thanks to separated waste collection amounts above the national Italian average and to high recycling rates, especially for paper.

An overall municipal waste recycling rate of 55% is the target for 2025.

Further targets have been set for 2030 (60%) and 2035 (65%). Hera's results are close to the target and higher than the Italian average. The 2025 target has been achieved for glass, wood and paper.

Circular economy. How is Hera ranked?