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Recycling rate of municipal waste in the European Union 2010-2020, by country

Recycling rate of municipal waste in the European Union (EU-27) in 2010 and 2020, by country*

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Release date

April 2022



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Supplementary notes

*These figures are Eurostat estimates and provisional.

According to the source, the indicator presents the the tonnage recycled from municipal waste divided by the total municipal waste arisings. For areas not covered by a municipal waste collection scheme the amount of waste generated is estimated. Recycling includes material recycling, composting and anaerobic digestion. **2011 figure for Denmark was used as 2010 figure was not provided. 2019 figure for Austria was used as 2020 figure was unavailable.

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