The recycling rates are calculated as share of municipal waste recycled (material recycling + organic recycling) and the countries are then grouped into categories.
Number of countries per category
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Notes: The greener the bars, the higher the recycling rate. Number of countries within each recycling category indicated in the white boxes. Information is not available for one country in 2001. Total recycling includes material recycling as well as composting and digestion of bio-waste.
For Iceland 2008 data is used for 2010. For Slovenia 2002 data are used for 2001 and 2009 data are used for 2010. Croatia is not included for 2001