Differences in reporting waste statistics allow little comparisons
commissioned a study to improve industry’s
knowledge of waste streams management.
The study was entrusted to the German firm CONFIG
with the objective to compare the
methodologies used by European Member
States to report municipal waste statistics to Eurostat, which suggest that France is
lagging behind some other European countries in terms of recovery.
From this study it appears there are
six causes of deviations
from the Eurostat recommendations
(not prescriptive to Member States). These
differences may lead to a change
in the relative proportion of recycling from one country to another. The use of a harmonized methodology between these European countries would allow more consistent and accurate comparisons.
R4R project brings together European local and
regional territories to share and discuss their experience about municipal
waste recycling. With these elements in mind, the R4R project aims at
identifying the most efficient local and regional instruments allowing to optimize
municipal waste recycling. It also aims at developing an online tool that will
help cities and regions to compare their recycling performances following a
information about the report