Municipal waste

In 2016, 420 kilograms of municipal waste per capita were collected in Belgium. To achieve the sustainable development goal by 2030, this figure must be reduced. This objective will be reached by continuing the trend since 2000. Municipal waste is therefore developing favourably.

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Municipal waste - Belgium and international comparison

kilograms per capita

 19952000200520102011201520162016//19952016//2011
Belgium455.0471.0482.0456.0456.0412.0420.0-0.4-1.6
EU28--521.0515.0--497.0481.0483.0---0.6
//: Average Growth Rates

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

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

UN indicator: the selected indicator is related 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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