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Europe as a Recycling Society - European Recycling Policies in relation to the actual recycling achieved

Released: 2011/04/13: See The full report

Different aspects of recycling policies and the actual recycling of waste achieved in European Countries are analysed in a new report from The European Environment Agency and its Topic Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (ETC/SCP). The objective of the report is to provide a classification of recycling policy measures in relation to the actual recycling levels achieved in the EU Member States and in the European Environment Agency member countries.

The report covers the following five waste streams: packaging waste, waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), municipal solid waste, biodegradable municipal waste and construction and demolition waste. A number of findings are developed in the report.

Published as ETC/SCP working paper No 2/2011