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OECD, Eurostat, 2002 and 2001
Uploaded on Saturday 25 Feb 2012
Landfilling and incinerating still leading in Europe
Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal
As the garbage pile gets higher and the environmental conscience sharpens, it is now recognized that producing waste at this rate is no longer acceptable. Now is the time for “integrated waste management” and its motto – “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle” (the famous 3 Rs) – a practice that most developing countries started to apply long before it was even formulated. As waste disposal strategies evolve, the consumption rates in the developed world are questioned and a surprisingly reasonable solution appears: why not consume less, or at least better?