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Waste generated

The volume of waste expressed in units of weight that is generated within the national boundaries during one year. Wastes generated are usually classified by waste category or type and the generating economic activity incl. households.

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Validity of the definition

  • Valid until (31 December 2078)

Source organisation

  • EU