Hazardous waste

In 2016, 336 kilograms of hazardous waste per capita were produced in Belgium. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must be reduced. The trend since 2004 is undetermined.

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Hazardous waste - Belgium and international comparison

kilograms per capita

 20042006200820102012201420162016//20042016//2010
Belgium499.0383.0553.0438.0251.0264.0336.0-3.2-4.3
EU28180.0204.0190.0191.0189.0187.0197.00.80.5
//: Average Growth Rates

Eurostat (2019), Hazardous waste [env_wasgen], https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 01/04/2019).

UN Target: 12.4 - By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment.

UN Indicator: the selected indicator corresponds to indicator 12.4.2 - Hazardous waste generated per capita and proportion of hazardous waste treated, by type of treatment.

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 26/04/2019).

  • Sustainable Development Goal indicators website: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/ (consulted on 26/04/2019).

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