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Waste Management

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what information his Department holds for benchmarking purposes on the proportion of municipal waste (a) recycled or composted, (b) landfilled and (c) incinerated with energy from waste by each member state of the EU-15 in each of the last 10 years. (257444)

DEFRA supplies data to Eurostat as part of its European reporting obligations. This reported national data for all EU member states is publicly available from Eurostat:

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu

Data for the last 10 years is available from this site via the Eurostat Environmental Data Centre on Waste

http://epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu/portal/page?_pageid= 3155,70491033,3155,70521316&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL

Eurostat publish this data for all EU-15 and EU-27 countries.