Recycling rates in Europe by waste stream (EU-27)

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Recycling rates of municipal and packaging waste as well as overall waste relate to waste generated in the same year. Recycling of municipal waste includes material recycling and composting/anaerobic digestion. The recycling rate of electrical and electronic waste relates to the average quantity of electrical and electronic equipment put on the market in the previous three years. The overall recycling rate excludes major mineral wastes.

European data


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Temporal coverage
Municipal waste: 2004-2020
Packaging waste: 2005-2020
Overall recycling rate (waste, excluding major mineral waste): 2010-2020
Waste from electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE): 2010-2018


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Temporal coverage


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