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SOER Key fact Recycling provides core resources
Recycling can meet a large proportion of the economy’s resources demand, alleviating pressure on ecosystems to provide resources and assimilate waste. Recycling already meets substantial proportions of demand for some resource groups, notably paper and cardboard, and iron and steel.
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Figure Recycling rates for packaging waste in 2007 by country
Generation and recycling of packaging waste in the member countries of the European Environment Agency. The data show that 18 countries in 2007 met the 2008 target of the Packaging Waste Directive (2004/12/EC) to recycle at least 55% of packaging waste generated, and one country missed the 2001 target to recycle at least 25%.
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Figure Recycling rates for packaging waste in 2009 by country
Generation and recycling of packaging waste in the member countries of the European Environment Agency. The data show that 17 countries in 2009 met the 2009 target of the Packaging Waste Directive (2004/12/EC) to recycle at least 55% of packaging waste generated, and two countries missed the 2001 target to recycle at least 25%.
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File Recycling rates in Europe
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Figure Recycling's current and potential contribution (*) to meeting EU demand for various materials, 2006
(*) The current and potential contribution figures are both based on the infrastructure available in 2006. Future changes in collection rates, improved recycling structures and market conditions could significantly influence the potential contribution figures.
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Figure Regional recycling rates for municipal solid waste, 2008/2009
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Figure Regional variation in municipal waste recycling rate in 13 countries, 2008/2009
The variation bar shows the highest and lowest regional recycling level within each country.
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Highlight Signals 2014: Our well-being depends on a resource-efficient, circular economy
How do we create a performing economy that creates jobs and ensures our well-being, yet respects the limits of our planet? This question is considered in the latest edition of Signals, an annual publication from the European Environment Agency (EEA).
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Highlight Taking stock of our resource use on World Environment Day – 5 June 2011
Humans are consuming the world’s limited resources at increasingly rapid rate, and Europe is particularly reliant on imported goods to sustain its high levels of consumption. On World Environment Day, the European Environment Agency (EEA) draws attention to Europe’s resource use and offers tips to reduce it.
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Publication application/vnd.symbian.install The European environment – state and outlook 2010: Synthesis
The SOER 2010 Synthesis provides an overview of the European environment's state, trends and prospects, integrating the main findings of SOER 2010.
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