Recycling rates in Europe by waste stream

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Recycling rates of municipal and packaging waste as well as overall waste relate to waste generated in the same year. The recycling rate for municipal waste includes material recycling and composting/anaerobic digestion. The recycling rate for electrical and electronic waste is based on the average quantity of electrical and electronic equipment put on the market in the previous 3 years. The overall recycling rate excludes major mineral wastes. For WEEE, the recycling rate is calculated by multiplying the 'collection rate' with the 'reuse and recycling rate'.

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