Significant discrepancies exist between Member States in terms of waste management. The latest available figures on the treatment of municipal waste show that the highest proportion of municipal waste being recycled is 46% in Germany and the lowest 3% in Romania, while the EU average is 27%. With respect to landfilling, six countries send less than 3% of their municipal waste to landfills, while nine countries landfill more than 75% of their municipal waste.
Municipal waste treatment in EU28 (2012)
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