This figure shows the development in unit price on a monthly basis of plastic, paper and glass waste from January 2000 to December 2009. The prices are calculated as weighted averages of a number of sub waste fractions for both export within and out of the EU.
Initially the total quantities for each fraction were calculated by summing up all subcategories and multiplying with 10 to convert the unit from 100kg to tonne. Correspondingly the total values for each fraction were calculated by summing up all subcategories. Finally the unit prices have been calculated by dividing the total values with the total quantities for each of the three waste fractions.
Price in Euro per tonne.
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