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EU waste generation fell in 2014, data suggests

Posted on 31 March 2016

In 2014, each EU generated roughly 475kg of municipal waste each, with around 44% recycled or composted, latest data issued by European stats body Eurostat has revealed.

The figure is down by 10% compared with the peak of 527kg per person seen in 2002, Eurostat claims.

The UK generated roughly 482kg of municipal waste per person in 2014, ranking joint 12th with Finland out of the 28 EU member states for waste generation. Waste generated per person was highest in Denmark, Cyprus, Germany and Luxembourg. For more information