The recycling rate for plastics packaging passed the 40 per cent mark in 2016, surpassing the EU’s minimum target of 22.5 per cent, reports the European Plastics Recycling and Recovery Organisation (EPRO) in a Conversio study commissioned by itself and PlasticsEurope. Says the report, EU 28+2 recycled 40.9 per cent of its 16.7 million tonnes…