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Publication Earnings, jobs and innovation: the role of recycling in a green economy
This short report explains the role of recycling in the green economy and examines the evidence of its contribution in Europe, focusing primarily on the economic benefits that recycling offers.
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Figure Recycling of packaging waste by country, 2008 and 2010
The figure shows the recycle of packaging waste by country in 2008 and 2010
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File Mission Greenland – For a Cleaner Future
For the first time the waste in Greenland has been analyzed and the result is alarming. All households and industries need to get better at separating their waste. It’s a crucial mission and everyone needs to be involved, if Greenland is to have a cleaner and greener future.
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Located in The Environmental Atlas Environmental Atlas of Europe Mission GREENland - For a cleaner future
Figure Electric and electronic equipment put on the market, WEEE collected and recycled/reused in 26 European countries (kg/capita/year), in 2010
The figure shows the amount of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) that has been put on the market, and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) collected in total, collected from private households and reused and recycled in European countries, stated in kg/capita. The figures are related to the collection target of 4 kg/capita/year. Values are related to 2010.
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Figure Material recycling as a percentage of municipal waste generation in 32 European countries, 2001 and 2010
Material recycling in 32 European countries as a percentage of total municipal waste generated in 2001 and 2010.
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Figure Regional recycling rates for municipal solid waste, 2008/2009
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Figure Persons employed in recycling activities in the EU (*), Norway and Switzerland per million inhabitants, 2000–2007
(*) Data are missing for some countries in years between 2000 and 2007. The countries whose data are missing are listed in ETC/SCP, 2011.
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Figure Recycling's current and potential contribution (*) to meeting EU demand for various materials, 2006
(*) The current and potential contribution figures are both based on the infrastructure available in 2006. Future changes in collection rates, improved recycling structures and market conditions could significantly influence the potential contribution figures.
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Figure Global demand of selected emerging technologies for raw materials in 2006 and 2030 relative to global output of each material in 2006
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