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Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Import waste as reported by Germany, in tonnes, 2001
Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
In 2000 Germany reported sending 317 528 tonnes of waste to 14 countries. All countries appeared to receive a broad combination of hazardous waste apart from China, which received nearly 50 tonnes of household waste. During 2000 Germany was amongst the top importers, bringing in over 1 million tonnes of waste from 38 countries. Major flows were from the Netherlands, Italy, Luxemburg and Belgium.