EU countries sending less to landfill, but no drop in waste production

Despite cutting the amount of waste sent to landfill, EU countries have not managed to reduce the overall waste produced per person, Eurostat said on Thursday

Despite cutting the amount of waste sent to landfill, EU countries have not managed to reduce the overall waste produced per person, Eurostat said on Thursday. 

On average, 486kg of municipal waste was produced per person in the EU in 2017, according to the latest data from the EU’s statistics office. Danes, Cypriots and Germans produced the most amount of waste per head, at 781kg, 637kg and 633kg respectively. 

Eastern and central European countries, by contrast, produced the least, with Czechia producing 344kg per person, Poland 315kg and Romania just 272kg. 

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