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Infographic Europe’s waste streams
In total, about 2500 million tonnes of waste was generated in the EU-28 and Norway in 2010. Here is an overview of where the waste came from and what it was composed of.
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Article Waste: a problem or a resource?
Waste is not only an environmental problem, but also an economic loss. On average Europeans produce 481 kilogrammes of municipal waste per year. An increasing share of this is recycled or composted, and less is sent to landfill. How can we change the way we produce and consume so as to produce less and less waste, while using all waste as a resource?
Located in Signals — well-being and the environment Signals 2014 Articles
Daviz Visualization Generation of waste at the European Environment Agency
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Figure EU‑27 MSW landfilled and the objective of 'near zero landfill' in 2020
The figure shows the development of MSW landfilled in EU-27 in relation to 2020 objective
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Figure Hazardous waste generation in the EU, 1997–2009
The amount of hazardous waste generation in the EU-27, EU-15 and EU-12
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Figure Total waste generation in the EU, EFTA, Turkey and Croatia in 2008 by source
This figure shows the total waste generation distribution in percentages between different sources in the EU, EFTA, Croatia and Turkey in 2008
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SOER Key fact Troff document Waste per inhabitant
The European economy generates more than five tonnes of waste, including hazardous waste, per inhabitant each year, and each citizen throws on average half a tonne of household waste into the bin.
Located in News Europe's demand for resources reaching far beyond its borders
Figure Hazardous waste generation in the EU-15, EU-12 and in EU-27 plus Norway, Switzerland, and Croatia, 1997 to 2009
The figure shows the amounts of hazardous waste generated in EU-15, EU-12 and EU-27 plus Norway, Switzerland, and Croatia in the years 1997 to 2009.
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Figure Trend in generation of municipal waste in the EU, EFTA countries, Turkey and Western Balkan countries, 2003 and 2010
The figure is a bar plot of the generation of municipal waste in kg per capita, covering 2003 and 2010.
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Figure Waste geneneration by type of waste in the EU‐27, Croatia, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Norway and Turkey, 2008
The total generation of waste in the EU-27, Croatia, FYR Of Macedonia, Norway and Turkey divided into 7 different categories. The figure shows that nearly two thirds of all waste in 2008 was mineral waste, mainly from mining, quarrying, construction and demolition.
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