EU survey: Danes produce the most city waste
According to a new survey, EU citizens generated an average of 522kg of municipal waste per person in 2007, EurActiv reports. The European Environment Agency (EEA) predicts that this amount will rise to some 680kg by 2020 if current consumption patterns prevail.
EU statistical office Eurostat shows that the waste produced across member states varies significantly, from 294kg per person in the Czech Republic to 801kg in Denmark, reflecting differences in consumption behaviour as municipal waste consists to a large extent of household waste.
According to the same statistics, waste treatment methods vary significantly across the EU 27. The highest recycling rates for municipal waste were observed in Germany (46%), Belgium (39%) and Sweden (37%). Read more (EurActiv)
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16 March 2009