Household waste down 0.6% in 2015

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MIL OSI – Source: Destatis Statistisches Bundesamt – In English –

Headline: Household waste down 0.6% in 2015

WIESBADEN – On the basis of provisional data, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that a total of 37.3 million tonnes of waste were collected from households in 2015. This was a decline of 0.6% or 0.2 million tonnes compared with 2014. On average, roughly 454 kilograms of household waste were collected per inhabitant in 2015. Separately collected waste accounted for the major part (59%) of the total waste generated. It amounted to 21.9 million tonnes or 267 kilograms per head of the population.

Basic data and long time series are available in table Amount of domestic wastes generated (32121-0001) in the GENESIS-Online database.

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