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SOER Message Material resources and waste — key message 4
The management of waste has improved, with many countries recycling and recovering more, but more efforts are needed if the EU is to become a 'recycling society'. Implementation of existing legislation remains crucial, especially on the illegal shipments of waste, illegal or sub-standard landfilling, and packaging and electric and electronic equipment waste management.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Material resources and waste — SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key messages
File Mission Greenland – For a Cleaner Future
For the first time the waste in Greenland has been analyzed and the result is alarming. All households and industries need to get better at separating their waste. It’s a crucial mission and everyone needs to be involved, if Greenland is to have a cleaner and greener future.
Located in The Environmental Atlas Mission GREENland - For a cleaner future Video
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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National and regional story National and regional story (Luxembourg) - 2 - The ‘SuperDrecksKëscht’ Action
SOER National and regional story from Luxembourg - 2 - The ‘SuperDrecksKëscht’ Action: a success story in managing hazardous waste
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Luxembourg
Figure National reporting of the relative level of material-recycled municipal waste and recycled packaging waste (EU-27 and Norway, 2009)
The figure illustrates the relation between reported amounts of recycled packaging waste and recycled municipal waste and groups the countries into four categories.
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Highlight chemical/x-pdb New film on waste management in Greenland
Dealing with large quantities of unwanted (and sometimes toxic) waste is often difficult – but it becomes even more complicated when people live in isolated communities, in extreme environments hundreds of kilometres from the nearest treatment plant. This is the subject of a new film considering waste management in Greenland, entitled ‘Mission Greenland – for a cleaner future’.
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Highlight New mobile phone app will help track marine litter
People will soon be able to report the litter they find on the beach, thanks to a new mobile phone app developed by the European Environment Agency (EEA).
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Figure chemical/x-pdb Number of countries at different levels of the municipal waste management hierarchy, 2001 and 2010
The number of countries achieving defined levels of MSW management in 2001 and 2010. Countries > 25% recycling, > 25% incineration, > 50% landfilling and >75% landfilling. Each country can be included in several waste management categories. Therefore, the total number of countries is greater than 32.
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Publication Paper and cardboard - recovery or disposal?
Review of life cycle assessment and cost-benefit analysis on the recovery and disposal of paper and cardboard
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Part 2. Thematic indicator-based assessments
Located in Publications Environmental indicator report 2012 Environmental indicator report 2012 - Ecosystem resilience and resource efficiency in a green economy in Europe
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