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In the European Union 482 kg of municipal waste is generated per person. In Germany it is even more, but at the same time considerably more German waste is recycled.
The worldwide rise in temperatures can only be limited if China and other Asian countries also reduce their carbon dioxide emissions. An interactive chart by the Cologne Institute for Economic Research shows the continent’s growing significance for international climate policy.
Every European generates on average 474 kg municipal waste per year. In Germany it is even more, but at the same time more German waste is recycled.