The figure shows the amount of Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) that has been put on the market, collected in total, collected from private households and reused and recycled in 22 European countries, stated in kg/capita. The figures are related to the collection target of 4kg/capita/year. All values are related to 2006.
In order to calculate the per capita value for the four data types each data type was divided by the numbers of inhabitants for each country and multiplied with 1000 to convert tonnes into kg.
WEEE in kg/capita/year
EEA standard re-use policy: unless otherwise indicated, re-use of content on the EEA website for commercial or non-commercial purposes is permitted free of charge, provided that the source is acknowledged (http://www.eea.europa.eu/legal/copyright). Copyright holder: Copenhagen Resource Institute (CRI).
Around 10 million pairs of usable spectacles are discarded each year in Europe and North America. These can be used to help people in the developing world to afford glasses. Most opticians now act as collection points for old glasses, so drop yours off and give them a new lease on life.
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