Municipal waste

In 2015, 418 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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TREND ASSESSMENT: Municipal waste - Belgium

kilograms per capita

 2000200520102015
observations471.0482.0456.0418.0

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), Municipal waste generation and treatment, by type of treatment method [tsdpc240], http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 10/11/2017).

Municipal waste

kilograms per capita

 1995200020052010201120122013201420152015//19952015//2010
Belgium455.0471.0482.0456.0456.0447.0437.0427.0418.0-0.4-1.7
EU-28--521.0515.0504.0498.0485.0478.0477.0476.0---1.1
//: average growth rates

Statistics Belgium; Eurostat (2017), Municipal waste generation and treatment, by type of treatment method [tsdpc240], http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat (consulted on 10/11/2017).

This text is based on the Statistical Annex of the Voluntary National Review of Belgium (VNR) presented to the July 2017 United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.

VNR Indicator: Municipal waste, kilograms per capita

Definition: municipal waste includes waste collected by municipal services (or on their behalf), such as door-to-door collection (sorted and unsorted), voluntary deposits, bulky waste, park maintenance, yard waste and street sweepings, etc. It excludes construction materials.

Objective: to contribute to Target 12.5, this indicator should decrease.

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

UNSTAT Indicator 12.5.1: National recycling rate, tons of material recycled