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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 turnover of recycling of seven key recyclables in the EU, 2004 and 2006–2009
'Precious metals' include silver, gold and platinum. 'Other metals' include lead, zinc, tungsten, molybdenum, tantalum, magnesium, cobalt, bismuth, cadmium, titanium, antimony, manganese, beryllium, chromium, germanium, vanadium, niobium, rhenium, gallium, indium and cermets. * The 2009 calculation is based on the values for only the second half of 2009. Despite the huge decline in commodity prices at the beginning of 2009 due to the economic downturn, the total turnover of recyclables recovered markedly in the second half of 2009.
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Figure Municipal waste generation per capita in the Western Balkans from 2003–2007
Municipal waste generation per capita in the Western Balkans from 2003–2007
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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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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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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
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
Figure Development in generation of non-mineral wastes by economic activity
Absolute amounts of waste generation in EU27 for all economic activity categories excluding mineral wastes
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Common environmental theme Waste - Why care? (Belgium)
Why Belgium cares about waste.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Belgium
Common environmental theme Waste - State and impacts (Belgium)
The treatment of municipal waste in the Flemish Region.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Belgium Waste - State and impacts (Belgium)
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