Netherlands

The amount of municipal waste collected increased by 6% between 1993 and 1997 in the Netherlands. The amounts of household waste increased by 66% between 1985 (5.2 Mt) and 1997 (7.9 Mt) accounting for 81% of the municipal waste collected in 1997. On average, the production of waste per inhabitant increased slightly by 4% between 1993 (595 kg) and 1997 (618 kg).

In 1995, 2.9 Mt were incinerated. In 1999, this increased to 4.9 Mt, because some large incineration plants were commissioned. The number of incineration plants did not change between 1980 and 1999, but the incineration capacity doubled. The number of landfills in use fell eight-fold between 1985 and 1997 (from 373 to 44 landfills).

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