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Press Release Octet Stream Highest recycling rates in Austria and Germany – but UK and Ireland show fastest increase
Austria, Germany and Belgium recycled the largest proportion of municipal waste in Europe in 2010. Although some countries have rapidly increased recycling rates, Europe is still wasting vast quantities of valuable resources by sending them to landfill, and many countries risk falling short of legally binding recycling targets.
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Figure D source code Exports of waste plastics and selected waste metals from EU Member States, 1999–2011
a) Time series of the amounts of waste plastic exports out of and within the EU in millions of tonnes b) Time series of the amount of waste iron and steel exports out of and within the EU in million tonnes c) Time series of the amount of waste copper, aluminium and nickel exports out of and within the EU in million tonnes d) Time series of the amount of precious metals waste exports out of and within the EU in million tonnes
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Highlight EU exporting more waste, including hazardous waste
Waste is increasingly moving across EU borders, for recovery or disposal. This is true for waste shipments between EU countries, and also transfers of waste outside the EU, according to a new assessment from the European Environment Agency (EEA).
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Figure Trends in prices of commodities, 1970–2009
This figure shows the changes of prices for fossil fuels, selected metals and cement between 1970 and 2009.
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Figure Concentrations of hazardous substances in fish from the north-east Atlantic and Baltic regions
It should be noted that the lack of consistent or reliable data from the marine conventions or EEA counties inhibits adequate assessment of concentrations and trends of hazardous substances in European marine water
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Figure C source code Concentrations of selected metals and organic contaminants in mussels in the north-east Atlantic Ocean (A), Mediterranean Sea (B) and herring (muscle) for the Baltic Sea (C).
It should be noted that the lack of consistent or reliable data from the marine conventions or EEA counties inhibits adequate assessment of concentrations and trends of hazardous substances in European marine water
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Figure Soil contamination by heavy metals
Concentration of Pb in topsoils (0-25cm)
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Figure Metal ores: domestic extraction, imports, exports, and domestic consumption, EU-15 1970-2001
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Figure The threat of metal and pesticide contamination in drinking water
The threat of metal and pesticide contamination in drinking water
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Figure Apparent steel consumption, imports of iron and steel, and CO2 emissions from metal production, EU-15 1995-2001
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