Waste production in Denmark to peak by 2030

Denmark's waste levels will continue to increase steadily until 2030 and then gradually fall to about 17.5 million tonnes a year, according to projections released by the government on Thursday. Domestic waste recycling will rise to 35% by 2020.

About 325,000 tonnes of waste currently incinerated each year will be recycled instead. Denmark has very high incineration rates. The most recently available data shows that 88% of domestic waste was burnt at incinerators in 2009.

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