Acid rain precursors of waste collection in the United Kingdom (UK) 2000-2016

This statistic shows the total amount of acid rain precursor emissions through waste recycling in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2000 to 2016. Over this period, the acid rain precursor emissions more than halved from 21,300 tons of SO2 equivalent in 2000 to 9,800 tons of SO2 equivalent in 2015.

Total acid rain precursors of waste collection and treatment in the United Kingdom (UK) from 2000 to 2016

Emissions in thousand metric tons SO2 equivalent
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Release date

July 2018


United Kingdom

Survey time period

2000 to 2016

Supplementary notes

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) is a highly reactive gas, that along with Nitrous Oxide (NOx) and Ammonia (NH3) is measured as a precursor to acid rain.
This includes waste collection, treatment and disposal services as well as material recovery services.

Sector classification is based on the NACE code, which is the industry standard classification system for economic activities in the European Community.

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