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Publication Material resources and waste — 2012 update
Update to the European Environment State and Outlook 2010 (SOER 2010) thematic assessment
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Publication Material resources and waste — SOER 2010 thematic assessment
The European economy needs huge amounts of resources to function. Apart from consuming minerals, metals, concrete and wood, Europe burns fossil fuels and uses land to satisfy the needs of its citizens. Demand for materials is so intense that between 20 and 30 % of the resources we use are now imported. At the other end of the materials chain, the EU economy generates around six tons of waste per person every year. With the boom in international trade, EU consumption and production may potentially damage ecosystems and human health not only within but also far beyond its borders.
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SOER Message Material resources and waste — key message 3
The overall trend in waste generation, including hazardous waste, is upwards. The 6th EAP objective of substantially reducing waste generation has neither been achieved nor is likely to be met in the coming decades unless production and consumption patterns are transformed.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Material resources and waste — SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key messages
National and regional story National and regional story (Luxembourg) - 2 - The ‘SuperDrecksKëscht’ Action
SOER National and regional story from Luxembourg - 2 - The ‘SuperDrecksKëscht’ Action: a success story in managing hazardous waste
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Luxembourg
Highlight chemical/x-pdb New film on waste management in Greenland
Dealing with large quantities of unwanted (and sometimes toxic) waste is often difficult – but it becomes even more complicated when people live in isolated communities, in extreme environments hundreds of kilometres from the nearest treatment plant. This is the subject of a new film considering waste management in Greenland, entitled ‘Mission Greenland – for a cleaner future’.
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Located in The Environmental Atlas Environmental Atlas of Europe Mission GREENland - For a cleaner future
Figure The 30 largest flows of hazardous waste in the EU-27, 2009
The table shows the 30 largest flows of hazardous waste between EU-27 countries, and between EU-27 countries and other countries, shown in tonnes
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Figure Top 10 hazardous waste types by amounts exported according to 'Y-code' categorisation, 2007
The amount of hazardous waste in 1000 tonnes exported within or outside the EU-27
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Figure Top 10 hazardous waste types by amounts exported according to ELW code categorisation, 2007
The amount of hazardous waste characterized by European Waste List codes in 1000 tonnes exported within or outside the EU-27
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Figure Trade in selected waste materials to and from the EU, 2011
The figure shows the amounts and the value of selected non-hazardous waste materials that were exported and imported from/into the EU (excluding Intra-EU trade).
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