Waste recycling

In 2016, 53.5% of municipal waste was recycled in Belgium. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must increase.

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Waste recycling - Belgium and international comparison

percentage of municipal waste

 19952000200520102011201520162016//19952016//2011
Belgium19.048.453.854.954.353.453.55.1-0.3
EU28--------39.244.645.3--2.9
//: Average Growth Rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2018), Municipal waste by waste operations [env_wasmun], https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 01/08/2018) and Statistics Belgium (2018), Direct communication 31/07/2018.

UN target: 12.5 - By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.

UN indicator: the selected indicator corresponds to indicator 12.5.1 - National recycling rate, tons of material recycled.

Sources

  • SDGs, Sustainable Development Goals: United Nations (2015), Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 25 September 2015, document A/RES/70/1.

  • Indicators: United Nations (2017), Work of the Statistical Commission pertaining to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Resolution adopted by the General Assembly on 6 July 2017, document A/RES/71/313.

  • UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 23/10/2018).

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