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In 2011, 40% of treated municipal waste was recycled or composted, up from 27% in 2001

External Data Spec Published 13 Jan 2014
In the EU27, 503 kg of municipal waste was generated per person in 2011, while 486 kg of municipal waste was treated per person. This municipal waste was treated in different ways: 37% was landfilled, 23% incinerated, 25% recycled and 15% composted, compared with 56% landfilled, 17% incinerated, 17% recycled and 10% composted in 2001.

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