The  Eurostat data shows that the Europeans generating the most waste. Across Europe, levels of municipal waste generation vary considerably between countries. The average amount of waste generated per person in the European Union was 475 kg, back in 2014.

The good news is that nearly 100% of that waste was treated to ensure it has the least possible impact on the environment, and 44% of it was either recycled or composted. Municipal waste generation is highest in Denmark at 777 kg in 2017, broken down by kilograms per capita.

With just 261 kg in 2016, Romania was at the opposite end of the scale. The Municipal waste generation in the EU countries in 2017( kilo per capita) are listed as:
777 - Denmark,
640 - Cyprus,
627 - Germany,
621 - Malta,
614 - Luxembourg,
564 - Austria,
520 - Netherlands,
511 - France,
504 - Finland,
498 - Greece,
497 - Italy,
483 - U.K,
474 - Portugal,
466 - Solvenia,
444 - Lithuania,
443 - Sweden, Spain,
420 - Belgium,
410 - Latvia,
404 - Bulgaria,
403 - Croatia,
379 - Hungary,
376 - Estonia,
348 - Slovakia,
339 - Czech Republic,
307 - Poland,
261 - Romania.



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Municipal waste generation in EU countries in 2017

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The Eurostat data shows that the Europeans generating the most waste. Across Europe, levels of municipal waste generation vary considerably between countries. The average amount of waste generated per person in the European Union was 475 kg, back in 2014.

The good news is that nearly 100% of that waste was treated to ensure it has the least possible impact on the environment, and 44% of it was either recycled or composted. Municipal waste generation is highest in Denmark at 777 kg in 2017, broken down by kilograms per capita.

With just 261 kg in 2016, Romania was at the opposite end of the scale. The Municipal waste generation in the EU countries in 2017( kilo per capita) are listed as:
777 - Denmark,
640 - Cyprus,
627 - Germany,
621 - Malta,
614 - Luxembourg,
564 - Austria,
520 - Netherlands,
511 - France,
504 - Finland,
498 - Greece,
497 - Italy,
483 - U.K,
474 - Portugal,
466 - Solvenia,
444 - Lithuania,
443 - Sweden, Spain,
420 - Belgium,
410 - Latvia,
404 - Bulgaria,
403 - Croatia,
379 - Hungary,
376 - Estonia,
348 - Slovakia,
339 - Czech Republic,
307 - Poland,
261 - Romania.



Image source: https://www.statista.com/chart/14803/the-europeans-generating-the-most-waste/
Image license: CC-BY-ND

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