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Figure Total recycled quantities for six key material types in the EU27 including exports for recycling
Time series of total recycling amounts for six different material types, as reported by the EU27, plus the net exports of wastes of those 6 materials for the purpose of recycling in the rest of the world
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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.
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Figure Progress of European countries up the municipal bio-waste recycling hierarchy, 2001–2010
Number of countries per defined intervals of bio-waste recycling of MSW management in 2001 and 2010.
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Figure The rate of recycling versus incineration with energy recovery of municipal waste, 2005
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Figure Progress of European countries up the material recycling hierarchy, 2001–2010
Number of countries per defined intervals of material recycling of MSW management in 2001 and 2010.
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Figure Regional variation in municipal waste recycling rate in 13 countries, 2008/2009
The variation bar shows the highest and lowest regional recycling level within each country.
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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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Figure Trends in recycling of municipal waste, latest available five years
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Highlight Recycling industry can boost the European economy
Recycling has multiple benefits for many areas of the economy – providing raw materials, creating jobs and encouraging business opportunities and innovation. These economic benefits of recycling are examined in a new report from the European Environment Agency (EEA). The report considers the recycling industry in the context of building a 'green economy', a major European policy objective.
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Infographic D source code How can we reduce and make better use of waste?
The best way to reduce the environmental impacts of waste is to prevent it in the first place. Many items that we throw away could also be re-used, and others can be recycled for raw materials.
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