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Municipal waste generation (CSI 016/WST 001) - Assessment published Nov 2005

Generic metadata

Topics:

Waste and material resources Waste and material resources (Primary topic)

Household consumption Household consumption

Green economy Green economy

Tags:
waste | csi
DPSIR: Pressure
Typology: Descriptive indicator (Type A - What is happening to the environment and to humans?)
Indicator codes
  • CSI 016
  • WST 001
Geographic coverage:
Austria Azerbaijan Belgium Bulgaria Cyprus Denmark Estonia Finland France Germany Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy Kazakhstan Lithuania Luxembourg Malta Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Slovakia Spain Sweden Switzerland Tajikistan Turkmenistan Ukraine United Kingdom
 
Contents
 

Key policy question: Waste prevention: are we reducing the generation of municipal waste?

Key messages

The generation of municipal waste per capita in western European countries continues to grow while remaining stable in central and eastern European countries.

The EU target to reduce municipal waste generation to 300 kg/capita by the year 2000 was not achieved. No new targets have been set.

Municipal waste generation in western European (WE) and central and eastern European (CEE) countries

Note: N/A

Data source:

Eurostat, World Bank

Downloads and more info

Municipal waste generation in western European (WE) and central and eastern European (CEE) countries

Note: N/A

Data source:

Eurostat, World Bank

Downloads and more info

Key assessment

One of the targets set in the 5th Environmental Action Programme was to reduce the generation of municipal waste per capita per year to the average 1985 EU level of 300kg by the year 2000 and then stabilise it at that level. The indicator (Figure 1) shows that the target is far from being reached. The target has not been repeated in the 6th EAP

The average amount of municipal waste generated per capita per year in many western European countries has reached more than 500kg.

Municipal waste generation rates in central and eastern Europe are lower than in western European countries and generation is decreasing slightly. Whether this is due to different consumption patterns or underdeveloped municipal waste collection and disposal systems needs further clarification. Reporting systems also need further development.

Data sources

More information about this indicator

See this indicator specification for more details.

Contacts and ownership

EEA Contact Info

Jasmina Bogdanovic

Ownership

EEA Management Plan

2010 (note: EEA internal system)

Dates

Frequency of updates

Updates are scheduled every 1 year in October-December (Q4)
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