The number of countries achieving defined levels of MSW management in 2001 and 2010. Countries > 25% recycling, > 25% incineration, > 50% landfilling and >75% landfilling. Each country can be included in several waste management categories. Therefore, the total number of countries is greater than 32.
The percentages of municipal waste landfilled, incinerated, recycled (material recycling + other recycling) are calculated as share of municipal waste generated and countries classified according to the chosen categories.
Number of countries per category
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