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Infographic How to reduce and make better use of waste?
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SOER Key fact Job creations from recycling
More jobs at higher income levels are created by recycling than compared to landfilling or incinerating waste. Overall employment related to the recycling of materials in European countries increased by 45 % between 2000 and 2007.
Located in News Recycling industry can boost the European economy key facts
Figure Material recycling as a percentage of municipal waste generation in 32 European countries, 2001 and 2010
Material recycling in 32 European countries as a percentage of total municipal waste generated in 2001 and 2010.
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Publication Material resources and waste — 2012 update
Update to the European Environment State and Outlook 2010 (SOER 2010) thematic assessment
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Publication Material resources and waste — SOER 2010 thematic assessment
The European economy needs huge amounts of resources to function. Apart from consuming minerals, metals, concrete and wood, Europe burns fossil fuels and uses land to satisfy the needs of its citizens. Demand for materials is so intense that between 20 and 30 % of the resources we use are now imported. At the other end of the materials chain, the EU economy generates around six tons of waste per person every year. With the boom in international trade, EU consumption and production may potentially damage ecosystems and human health not only within but also far beyond its borders.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Thematic assessments
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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