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Municipal waste generated
Catalonia Spain Eurozone European Union
2017 509 462 (e) .. 486 (e)
2016 495 463 .. 486 (e)
2015 493 456 .. 480 (e)
2014 486 448 .. 478 (e)
2013 475 454 .. 479 (e)
2012 492 468 .. 486 (e)
2011 537 485 .. 497 (e)
2010 558 510 .. 504 (e)
2009 562 542 .. 511 (e)
2008 581 551 .. 520 (e)
2007 597 578 .. 523 (e)
2006 598 590 .. 521 (e)
2005 596 588 .. 515 (e)
2004 606 600 .. 512 (e)
2003 595 646 .. 513 (e)
2002 573 637 .. 525 (e)
2001 565 652 .. 519 (e)
2000 556 653 .. 521 (e)
Units: Kg/inhab./year.
Source Catalonia: Ministry of Territory and Sustainability. Catalan Waste Agency. Source Spain, eurozone and European Union: Eurostat.
(e) Estimated value.
(..) Confidential data, low reliability or not available.

Date published: November 20, 2018. Revised series on May 23, 2019.

Methodological note

This indicator presents the amount of municipal waste generated as measured in kg per person per year.

It consists of waste collected by the municipal authorities and disposed of through the waste management system. The bulk of this waste stream is from households, commerce, offices and public institutions are included.

The annual amount of waste is divided by the population in the year in question. For Catalonia the population on 1 January is used; for Spain and the European Union, the yearly population average is used.

According to Eurostat questionnaire guidelines, the waste includes the following types of materials: paper, paperboard and paper products, plastics, glass, metals, food and garden waste and textiles.

Provisional data.