Recycling of municipal waste
The percentage shows the share of recycled municipal waste in total municipal waste generation. Recycling includes recovery of materials, composting and anaerobic degradation of waste. It does not include incineration of waste for energy production. Municipal waste – household waste and waste similar in nature and composition from sources such as shops, services, etc.
In the Estonian National Strategy on Sustainable Development, yellow leaves show that the indicator value is improving but the latest available European Union average value has not been achieved.
Source: Environment Agency, Eurostat