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Daviz Visualization Waste generation by production and consumption activities in the European countries
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Highlight What does waste look like? Photo, cartoon and video competition
The European Environment Agency (EEA) is launching a new competition for artistic depictions of waste in Europe. Each European generates approximately half a tonne of household waste on average. A lot of this so-called waste is actually a useful resource, but only two fifths is recycled, according to a recent analysis.
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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 The 30 largest flows of hazardous waste in the EU-27, 2009
The table shows the 30 largest flows of hazardous waste between EU-27 countries, and between EU-27 countries and other countries, shown in tonnes
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Figure Exports of hazardous waste from EU-27 Member States to EU and non‑EU countries, 2001–2009
The graph shows export from EU-27 member countries to differenct country groups. Country groups are defined as: EU-15, EU-12, EFTA, OECD (non-EFTA)
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Figure Treatment of packaging waste in the EU-27
packaging waste
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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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Indicator Assessment Urban waste water treatment
Wastewater treatment in all parts of Europe has improved during the last 15-20 years. The percentage of the population connected to wastewater treatment in the southern, south-eastern and eastern Europe has increased during last ten years, but is still relative low compared to the central and northern Europe.
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Daviz Visualization Intensity of municipal solid waste landfilling per unit of GDP (ratio of MSW landfilling to real GDP)
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File chemical/x-pdb 50 years of protecting Europe's environment
Today the European Union has the most environmentally friendly arsenal of rules in the world and has done more to tackle pressing ecological problems, such as climate change, than any other major power. But it has not always been like this. Caring for the environment did not feature in the Treaty of Rome, the document that gave birth to the modern day EU. Yet environmental problems were never far away. Europe’s love affair with the car was moving into top gear, industry was busy belching out pollutants and raw sewage was being pumped into our rivers and seas.
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