Personal tools

Notifications
Get notifications on new reports and products. Frequency: 3-4 emails / month.
Subscriptions
Sign up to receive our reports (print and/or electronic) and quarterly e-newsletter.
Follow us
Twitter icon Twitter
Facebook icon Facebook
YouTube icon YouTube channel
RSS logo RSS Feeds
More

Write to us Write to us

For the public:


For media and journalists:

Contact EEA staff
Contact the web team
FAQ

Call us Call us

Reception:

Phone: (+45) 33 36 71 00
Fax: (+45) 33 36 71 99


next
previous
items

Skip to content. | Skip to navigation

Sound and independent information
on the environment

You are here: Home / News
62 items matching your search terms.
Filter the results.
Item type





















































































New items since



Sort by relevance · date (newest first) · alphabetically
Figure Average annual percentage point increase needed in 32 European countries to reach 50 % recycling by 2020 and past rates achieved
The yearly average percentage point increase required by each country between 2010 and 2020 to reach the 50 % target and compared with the rates achieved in 2001–2006 and 2001–2010.
Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
Publication Better management of municipal waste will reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Located in Publications
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.
Located in News
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
Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
Figure Biodegradable Municipal Waste landfilled in 2003 compared to generation in 1995
* Marks countries with different target years (2010, 2013, 2020)
Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
Figure chemical/x-pdb Development of municipal waste management in 32 European countries, 2001–2010
The amount of municipal waste related to treatment in million tonnes
Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
Figure Development of municipal waste management in the EU-27, 1995–2010
-
Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
Publication Diverting waste from landfill - Effectiveness of waste-management policies in the European Union
Issued in 1999, the Landfill Directive marked a decisive shift from landfill towards the EU's new waste hierarchy, which prioritises waste prevention, followed by re-use, recycling and recovery, and seeks to avoid landfilling wherever feasible. The Landfill Directive set targets for progressively reducing the amount of biodegradable municipal waste landfilled in the period to 2016. A decade on from the Landfill Directive's enactment seems a fitting time to review progress and extract key lessons for policy-makers in Europe and elsewhere. Through individual and comparative analyses of waste management in five countries and one sub-national region (Estonia, Finland, the Flemish Region of Belgium, Germany, Hungary and Italy), as well as an econometric analysis of the EU–25 Member States, this report seeks to answer a number of important questions, including: To what extent was waste management practice changed in the last decade? How much of the change was due to the Landfill Directive (and other EU instruments)? What measures and institutional arrangements did countries introduce? Which measures and arrangements proved most effective in different national and regional contexts?
Located in Publications
Figure Drivers of CH4 emissions from municipal solid waste in the EU, 1995–2008
Figure does not include data before 1995, as consistent data sets for the time 1990 to 1995 are not available for all Member States. MSW deposited = MSW generated – MSW incinerated – MSW recycled and composted Data for MSW generated, MSW incinerated and MSW recycled and composted are from national GHG inventory submissions and other data are from Eurostat, 2010.
Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
Publication EEA report 1/2006 - Using the market for cost-effective environmental policy
Located in Publications
European Environment Agency (EEA)
Kongens Nytorv 6
1050 Copenhagen K
Denmark
Phone: +45 3336 7100