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Data Visualisation GHG emissions from municipal waste management in the EU, Switzerland and Norway
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Article Troff document Greening the entire economy; not just a handful of new sectors
We need to change the way we produce goods and services. We need to ‘green’ our economy. But this does not consist of developing just a number of selected sectors, such as renewables, eco-innovation, corresponding to 5 or even 10 percent of our economy. It requires greening the entire economy. The question is: ‘How do we create a performing economy that creates jobs and ensures our well-being, and yet respects the limits of our planet?’
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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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Infographic How to reduce and make better use of waste?
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Infographic Recycling rates in Europe
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File Recycling rates in Europe
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Figure Trend in WEEE recycled/reused in 27 European countries (kg/capita/year), 2006-2008-2010
The figure shows the trend in the amount of WEEE that has been reused and recycled in European countries, stated in kg/capita.
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Figure Electric and electronic equipment put on the market, WEEE collected and recycled/reused in 26 European countries (kg/capita/year), in 2010
The figure shows the amount of electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) that has been put on the market, and waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE) collected in total, collected from private households and reused and recycled in European countries, stated in kg/capita. The figures are related to the collection target of 4 kg/capita/year. Values are related to 2010.
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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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Press Release Octet Stream Highest recycling rates in Austria and Germany – but UK and Ireland show fastest increase
Austria, Germany and Belgium recycled the largest proportion of municipal waste in Europe in 2010. Although some countries have rapidly increased recycling rates, Europe is still wasting vast quantities of valuable resources by sending them to landfill, and many countries risk falling short of legally binding recycling targets.
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