The waste generation and distribution between treatment options for 1990-1994 has been backcasted by ETC/SCP’s best estimate. The data for 1995-2008 are based on reported data. The waste generation for 2009-2020 has been forecasted using historical trends, correlations between population, economic development and waste generation, and population and economic projections of the European Commission. The corresponding distribution between treatment options has been forecasted using ETC/SCP’s best estimate. This methodology is presented in the 2010 ETC/SCP paper "Projections of municipal solid waste management and greenhouse gas emissions" (forthcoming).
Million tonnes of MSW
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