New statistics on generation of non-mineral waste in the EU in 2008

Posted on Thursday 29 September 2011

Non-mineral waste includes waste produced in all economic sectors and in households. Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, has published the latest statistics from 2008. In 2008, the EU generated 1800 kg per capita and a total of 920 million tonnes of non-mineral waste, of which 26% coming from the manufacturing sector, 50% from economic activities and 23% from households. The highest share of household waste has been registered in Cyprus, Latvia and Malta.
The Member States that have generated more non-mineral waste in 2008 then previous year were UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain. Member States with highest levels of waste generated per capita were Estonia, Finland, Austria and Sweden, while Member States with lowest level of waste generated per capita were Malta, Cyprus and Czech Republic.

More detailed information is available through the EuroStat press release