Municipal waste

Environment in the EU27: Eurostat

  • In the EU27, 503 kg of municipal waste was generated per person in 2011, while 486 kg of municipal waste was treated per person.
    • 37% was landfilled
    • 23% incinerated,
    • 25% recycled
    • 15% composted

(compared with 56% landfilled, 17% incinerated, 17% recycled and 10% composted in 2001)