Observed total and municipal residual waste, together with total municipal waste generation under projection of increase of 3.7 % until 2030, and equivalent residual waste generated if the 2030 recycling target is reached

Figure Created 09 Mar 2022 Published 26 Apr 2022 Last modified 21 Apr 2022
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The chart puts together the trends (2004-2020) and projections (2020-2030) in both total and residual municipal waste for EU-27, for the case in which the 60 % recycling rate target of 2030 would be met. A comparison with the residual target allows for some insight on the distance of the projections to the actual target.

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There is no downloadable dataset for the "Scoping study to assess the feasibility of further EU measures on waste prevention: final report" (European Commission, Directorate-General for Environment, Karigl, B., Neubauer, C., Kral, U., et al., Scoping study to assess the feasibility of further EU measures on waste prevention : final report, 2022, The European Commission report contains two different projections until 2035, and the current figure is based on the same annual increase for the upper-bound projection until 2030 as in the Commission report.


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