waste generation


Indicator: Amount of waste – municipal waste

A graph shows the amount of municipal waste from 2002 to 2019. During this period the amount fell from 52.8 million tonnes to 50.6 million tonnes.

The volume of municipal waste fluctuates only slightly over time. In 2020 it stood at 51.0 million tonnes.The target of environmental policy is to decouple the amount of waste from economic growth.This target has been achieved. However, to reduce resource consumption, municipal waste has to decline further. read more

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