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 European countries, stated in kg/capita and/or in % as indicated. The figures are related to the collection target of 4 kg/capita/year. Values are related to 2008.
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. For the 2008 data on Italy and Bulgaria some data was corrected by the information provided by the countries in their quality reports submitted to Eurostat.
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: European Environment Agency (EEA).
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Plug the electronics in your living-room
(TV, DVD player, stereo system) into a single multi-socket electrical bar. When not in use, simply switch off the bar and save on the electrical consumption by as much as 10 %. Appliances left on standby still use quite a lot of electricity.
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