Waste - State & Impacts
What are the state and impacts?
In the nine years from 1999 to 2008, total waste arisings increased from 48.6 million tonnes to 56.3 million tonnes (+16%) (see Figure 1). Part of the increase can be explained by the higher generation of secondary waste due to increased waste treatment activities. Therefore, 2 million tonnes of the waste generated in 2008 can be allocated to secondary waste. The arisings of excavated soils - by far the biggest waste fraction - increased from 20 to 25.6 million tonnes.