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Our society, its production and consumption systems, is based on the use of raw materials such as biomass, fossil fuels and minerals. By increasing the extraction of raw materials, the associated environmental and social impacts are approaching or already exceeding natural limits.

According to available UN data for the period 1990 to 2015, Slovenia achieved no decoupling of economic development from raw material consumption.

In 2015, only five EU countries: Germany, Austria, Slovenia, Belgium and the Netherlands, recycled at least half of their municipal waste.

In Finland, based on years of research, they have proposed a sustainable annual target of eight tonnes per person as an acceptable material household footprint.


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Figure PG10-1: PG10-1 Decoupling of material footprint, Slovenia
Sources: 
Orodje za analizo žarišč SCP (SCP-HAT), Organizacija združenih narodov (2019)
Figure PG10-2: PG10 - 2 Municipal solid waste generation and recyclingin EU
Sources: 
Kazalci krožnega gospodarstva, Trajnostno upravljanje z viri, Evropska komisija, Direktorat za okolje (2019)
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EU 28[%]

Romania[%]

Poland[%]

Czech Republic[%]

Slovakia[%]

Estonia[%]

Hungary[%]

Croatia[%]

Belgium[%]

Bulgaria[%]

Latvia[%]

Spain[%]

Sweden[%]

Lithuania[%]

Slovenia[%]

Portugal (2014 data)[%]

United Kingdom[%]

Italy[%]

Finland[%]

France[%]

Greece (2012 data)[%]

Netherlands[%]

Austria[%]

Ireland (2012 data)[%]

Malta[%]

Luxembourg[%]

Germany[%]

Cyprus[%]

Denmark[%]

MSW generated

474

247

286

316

329

359

377

393

418

419

433

434

447

448

449

453

485

486

500

501

507

523

560

587

624

625

625

638

789

MSW recycled

215

32

121

94

49

102

121

71

223

123

116

144

215

149

242

138

211

212

203

199

98

271

319

215

42

302

413

115

365

Recycling rate (% of MSW recycled)

0.45

0.13

0.42

0.30

0.15

0.28

0.32

0.18

0.53

0.29

0.27

0.33

0.48

0.33

0.54

0.30

0.44

0.44

0.41

0.40

0.19

0.52

0.57

0.37

0.07

0.48

0.66

0.18

0.46

Figure PG10-3: PG10-3: Material footprint of households in Finland
Sources: 
Materialni odtis gospodinjstev z nizkimi dohodki na Finskem, Michael Lettenmeier, (2019)


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