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Source: Destatis-Federal Statistical Office

Press release no. 12 of 17. March 2020

WIESBADEN – Old washing machines, fridges, TV’s, Smartphones, and computers: 2017 immigrant in Germany 837 000 tonnes of electrical and electronic equipment in the trash. As the Federal Statistical office (Destatis), the world recyclingtag on 18. March 2020 further reports, corresponded to around 10 kilograms per Person. Thus, the average electrical waste per capita increased in comparison with the previous year, a half a kilogram (2016: 9.5 kg).

In the 28 countries of the European Union (EU) were to 2017 around 4.6 million tonnes of electrical and electronic equipment in waste collection points for disposal. On average, around 8.9 kilograms per Person. The highest amounts of waste per capita were recorded by Sweden (14.1 kilograms), Austria (13,2 kg) and Denmark (12,1 kg). In Lithuania every inhabitant, and every inhabitant caused, however, only 4.7 kilograms of electronic waste.

In the framework of the so-called Green New Deal, the EU Commission presented an action plan for the prevention of waste and to recycling of raw materials.

For more information: data from The European statistics office Eurostat, in the framework of the “Directive on waste electrical and electronic equipment” (EU Directive WEEE II) is collected. EU data on waste management you will find in the Eurostat database.

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