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Waste management indicators measure how waste generated in the EU as a whole and in individual countries is finally treated, whether in the EU / EU countries or abroad. The indicator set reflects the treatment rates of the waste produced in a given country by type of treatment. Indicators are expressed in volumes of treated waste by treatment category as a proportion of the total amount of waste treated.
The indicator covers both non-hazardous and hazardous waste from all economic sectors and from households. However, it excludes mineral wastes and soil, over 90% of which come from mining and construction.
The indicator set comprises treatment rates for the 6 treatment categories defined in the Waste Statistics Regulation:
|Recovery other than energy recovery - Except backfilling (R2-R11)||RCV_O|
|Recovery other than energy recovery - Backfilling||RCV_B|
|Incineration / energy recovery (R1)||RCV_E|
|Incineration / disposal (D10)||INC|
|Deposit onto or into land (D1, D5, D12)||DSP_D|
|Land treatment and release into water bodies (D2-4, D6, D7)||DSP_O|
The indicator set is based on waste treatment data, collected in the way stipulated by the Waste Statistics Regulation, that reflect the amounts of waste managed in the EU as a whole and in individual EU countries. In addition, foreign trade statistics (COMEXT data or national data on waste imports/exports) are used to show the amounts of waste exported and imported. Waste exports are added to the waste treated in the EU / in individual EU countries, while imports are deducted.
For a detailed description of the methodological approach, see the metadata.
The indicator set is available for every second year after the reference year, 2010.
Click on the link below to view a table showing trends in treatment rates by country and treatment type:
Metadata (indicator profile) can be found here.
The country-specific notes explain particular features and breaks in indicator data time series (under development).
For more data on the waste stream ‘Waste excluding major mineral wastes; see ‘Key Waste Streams’.