Municipal waste totals vary considerably, ranging from 747 kg per capita in Denmark to a very low 272 kg per capita in Romania, for the year 2013. The variations reflect differences in consumption patterns and economic wealth, but also depend on how municipal waste is collected and managed.
In the following years Romania is set to comply with the European Union standards concerning the recycling of municipal waste and closure of non-compliant landfills. The European Structural Funds Programmes require the remaining 148 non-compliant landfills to be closed or rehabilitated and for a minimum of 50% of the municipal waste to be recycled by 2020. As presented in the table below, the treatment of waste in Romania is currently very low compared to the European average, most of the waste being deposited in landfills.
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