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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
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Located in The Environmental Atlas Environmental Atlas of Europe Mission GREENland - For a cleaner future
Figure D source code Hazardous waste exported and imported by EU Member States, 2009
The amount of total hazardous waste imported and exported from each member state for 2009 is shown with export as the positive values and import as the negative values
Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
Figure Hazardous waste generation in the EU-15, EU-12 and in EU-27 plus Norway, Switzerland, and Croatia, 1997 to 2006
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 2006.
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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 3
The overall trend in waste generation, including hazardous waste, is upwards. The 6th EAP objective of substantially reducing waste generation has neither been achieved nor is likely to be met in the coming decades unless production and consumption patterns are transformed.
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Material resources and waste — SOER 2010 thematic assessment Key messages
Common environmental theme Waste - Drivers and pressures (Croatia)
SOER Common environmental theme from Croatia
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Croatia
Common environmental theme D source code Waste - State and impacts (Finland)
Waste - State and Impacts
Located in The European environment – state and outlook 2010 Country assessments Finland
Figure Top 10 hazardous waste types by amounts exported according to ELW code categorisation, 2007
The amount of hazardous waste characterized by European Waste List codes in 1000 tonnes exported within or outside the EU-27
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Figure Trade in selected waste materials to and from the EU, 2011
The figure shows the amounts and the value of selected non-hazardous waste materials that were exported and imported from/into the EU (excluding Intra-EU trade).
Located in Data and maps Maps and graphs
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