Denmark: national resource recovery strategy unveiled
The Danish Environmental Minister has unveiled a national strategy to reduce waste generation and recycle more materials while sending less to incinerators.
The new strategy is outlined in report which states that the recycling of a range of ordinary materials like paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and food from households has practically been stalled for 10 years. Denmark recycles 42% of its municipal waste, which falls short of the 50% ‘dry waste’ recycling set by the European Union for 2020. Most Danish household waste is incinerated (Recycling Laws International, 11 October 2013).
Click here for the report (7.92 MB, in Danish).