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Waste generation and decoupling, EU-27

Figure Created 14 Apr 2021 Published 22 Jun 2021 Last modified 23 Jun 2021
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This figure shows indexed values of waste production, population and gross domestic product (GDP) with the year 2010 as a reference year (2010=100%). The production phase shows generation of total waste and waste excluding major mineral wastes in absolute terms. GDP was chosen as a basic indicator of economic growth as it expresses the total value of goods and services produced in the country (the components of GDP include personal consumption expenditure plus business investment plus government spending plus (exports minus imports)). Population, expressed as average population, is an important demographic indicator, which provides insights into development in a number of possible consumers and waste producers.

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