Average annual percentage point increase needed in 32 European countries to reach 50 % recycling by 2020 and past rates achieved
Notes: For Iceland is used 2008 data for 2010. For Slovenia 2002 data are used for 2001 and 2009 data are used for 2010. For Croatia only data for 2007 to 2010 are included. According to Eurostat the comparability of the data over time is high. However, some breaks in the time series are documented, which can influence the comparability between countries and within a country. Generally, the quality of the data seems to better in the end of the period between 2001 and 2010 than in the beginning. The trends for 2001-2005 are therefore less reliable than the 2006-2010 trends, and in some cases, trends might rather reflect changes in data collection than change in waste management.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe's environment.
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