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Municipal waste recycling rates in 32 European countries, 2001 and 2010

The total recycling of municipal waste stated in percentage of the generated amount

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Notes: The further from the centre in the radar chart, the better the waste management. Countries are ranked from the highest recycling rate in 2010 to the lowest. The recycling rate is calculated as the percentage of MSW generated that is recycled. Total recycling includes material recycling as well as composting and digestion of bio-waste. 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.  For Iceland is used 2008 data for 2010. For Slovenia 2002 data are used for 2001 and 2009 data are used for 2010. Croatia is not included for 2001.

For Iceland is used 2008 data for 2010. For Slovenia 2002 data are used for 2001 and 2009 data are used for 2010. Croatia is not included for 2001

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