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Sustainable consumption and production

18. Waste

Total waste from all sectors disposed of in landfill sites, 1998 to 2008

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Waste going to landfill since:
1990
No data
2003
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  • In 2008 in the UK, around 64 million tonnes of waste were disposed of in landfill sites. This includes waste from all sectors of the economy, predominantly from households, commerce and industry and construction and demolition.

  • This is a decrease of 29 per cent since 2002 when around 91 million tonnes of waste were disposed of in landfill sites.

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Updated: 30 July 2010