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Europe as a Recycling Society. European Recycling Policies in relation to the actual

  • Naoko Tojo
  • Christian Fischer
Publishing year: 2011
Language: English
Publication/Series: ETC/SCP Working Paper
Issue: ETC/SCP working paper 2/2011
Document type: Working paper
Publisher: European Topic Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production

Abstract english

The objective of this paper is to provide a classification of recycling policy measures in relation to the actual recycling levels achieved in the EU Member States and in the European Environment Agency member countries. The paper covers the following five waste streams: packaging waste, waste electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE), municipal solid waste (MSW), biodegradable municipal waste (BMW) and construction and demolition waste (C & D waste). The report’s data work was

finalised by February 2010.


  • Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
  • recycling
  • policy
  • achievement
  • Europe
  • packaging
  • EEE
  • municipal solid waste
  • biodegradable waste
  • construction and demolition waste


Naoko Tojo
E-mail: naoko [dot] tojo [at] iiiee [dot] lu [dot] se

International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE)

Lund University P.O. Box 196, 22100 Lund, Sweden
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