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Generation of waste excluding major mineral wastes, EU

Data Visualization Created 22 Jul 2019 Published 22 Nov 2019 Last modified 22 Nov 2019
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Waste generation data are published by Eurostat every 2 years by economic sectors which are grouped for the purpose of the indicator: agriculture, forestry and fishing; energy and extraction; water and waste; manufacturing; construction; services; and households

The water and waste sector includes water collection, treatment and supply and sewerage and three waste sector categories; Waste collection, treatment and disposal activities; materials recovery, Remediation activities and other waste management services and Wholesale of waste and scrap. The three waste sectors include secondary waste, i.e. material that has originated from other sectors.

The energy sector includes electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply plus non-mineral wastes from mining and quarrying. Manufacturing includes foods, textiles, wood, paper, coke, chemicals, metals, electronics, transport equipment and other machinery.

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Statistics on waste (env_wasgen) provided by Statistical Office of the European Union (Eurostat)

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