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Environment in the EU-Each person in the EU generated 475 kg of municipal waste in 2014-44% was recycled or composted

Brussels, 22 March 2016

In the European Union (EU), the amount of municipal waste generated per person in 2014 amounted to 475 kg, down by 10% compared with its peak of 527 kg per person in 2002. Since 2007, the generation of municipal waste per person has constantly decreased in the EU to below its mid-1990s level.

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