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Figure Municipal waste recycling rates in 32 European countries, 2001 and 2010
The total recycling of municipal waste stated in percentage of the generated amount
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Figure Yearly average percentage point increase in total recycling of municipal waste, 2001–2005 and 2006–2010
Yearly average percentage point increase in total recycling of municipal waste, 2001–2005 and 2006–2010
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Figure Octet Stream Bio-waste recycling as a percentage of municipal waste generation in 32 European countries, 2001 and 2010
Bio-waste recycling in 32 European countries as a percentage of total municipal waste generated in 2001 and 2010
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Figure Percentage of biodegradable municipal waste landfilled in 2006, 2009 and 2010 compared with the amount generated in 1995 — countries with derogation periods
Percentage of biodegradable municipal waste landfilled in each European country with derogation periods for fulfilling the BMW diversion targets of the EU Landfill Directive, compared with the amount generated in 1995. The general derogation is a four year period implying that the countries have to fulfill the targets by 2010, 2013 and 2020 in stead of by 2006, 2009 and 2016. Some countries have diverting derogations periods: Ireland: derogation only for the 2006 and 2009 targets, to be met 2010 and 2013. Portugal: derogation only for the 2009 and 2016 targets, to be met in 2013 and 2020. Slovenia: derogation only for the 2016 target, to be met by 2020. Croatia must meet the targets by 2013, 2016 and 2020.
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Figure GHG emissions from municipal waste management in the EU, Switzerland and Norway
This figure shows the GHG emissions associated with municipal waste management for the EU-27 (without Cyprus) plus Norway and Switzerland, differentiated according to the contribution of specific waste treatment paths. The GHG emissions are calculated using a life-cycle approach. In order to see the overall effect of waste management, the avoided emissions (counted as negative values) are plotted with the direct emissions, giving the net greenhouse gas emissions from MSW management in European countries (the black line).
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Highlight Big potential of cutting greenhouse gases from waste
There is a big potential to cut greenhouse gases (GHGs) from municipal solid waste management, according to a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report, 'Waste opportunities – Past and future climate benefits from better municipal waste management in Europe', covers the EU-27 (excluding Cyprus), Norway and Switzerland. It estimates that these countries could make GHG savings of up to 78 million tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2-e) by 2020, or 1.53 % of Europe's emissions in 2008.
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Figure Pascal source code Progress of European countries up the recycling hierarchy (material and bio-waste recycling), 2001–2010
The number of countries achieving defined intervals of total recycling in 2001 and 2010.
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Figure Municipal waste landfilling rates in 32 European countries, 2001 and 2010
Percentage of municipal waste landfilled in each European country, 2001 and 2010
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Figure Trends in composting of municipal waste, latest available five years
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File chemical/x-pdb Macedonia (FYR) - municipal waste management
Located in Publications Managing municipal solid waste - a review of achievements in 32 European countries
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