Waste – Overview


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What information can I find here?

Eurostat produces regular statistics on waste generation and treatment for the whole economy and on specific waste streams.

Statistics are compiled on the following topics:

  • Waste generation and treatment
  • Management of waste
  • Shipment of waste between countries
  • Key waste streams:
    • Batteries
    • End of life vehicles
    • Hazardous waste
    • Municipal waste
    • Packaging  and packaging waste
    • Annual consumption of lightweight plastic carrier bags
    • Waste electrical and electronic equipment
    • Waste excluding major mineral wastes

For more information on which statistics are collected for which reference period, please see the page 'Information on data' in this section.

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Read our statistical article

This article in Statistics Explained provides you a good overview of waste generation and treatment in the EU, the Member States and some other European countries.

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Discover key figures

Dig into the chapter on environment in our digital publication "Key figures in Europe" to compare the generation and treatment of municipal waste in your country to others.

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