Environmental accounts; origin and destination, waste, 1990-2010

Environmental accounts; origin and destination, waste, 1990-2010

Origin-destination Residuals - products Hazardous - non-hazardous Periods Total waste (1000 tonnes) Chemical waste (1000 tonnes) Metallic waste (1000 tonnes) Non-metallic waste (1000 tonnes) Discarded materials (1000 tonnes) Animal and vegetable waste (1000 tonnes) Mixed waste (1000 tonnes) Sludge (1000 tonnes) Mineral waste (1000 tonnes)
Total Dutch economy Total Total 2010* 59,024 2,195 1,656 6,043 485 14,248 7,835 503 26,058
Total from abroad Total Total 2010* 13,784 178 256 3,716 119 8,785 162 22 546
Total origin Total Total 2010* 72,808 2,373 1,911 9,758 604 23,033 7,998 526 26,605
Recycling Total Total 2010* 50,177 1,022 827 4,879 511 16,356 1,213 98 25,272
Incineration Total Total 2010* 9,202 589 1 1,082 32 1,083 6,181 197 37
Dumping and disposal on land Total Total 2010* 1,527 316 1 29 17 50 354 7 753
Total to abroad Total Total 2010* 11,902 446 1,083 3,768 44 5,544 249 224 543
Total destination Total Total 2010* 72,808 2,373 1,911 9,758 604 23,033 7,998 526 26,605
Source: CBS.
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Table description


This table contains information about the origin and destination of waste of hazardous and non-hazardous waste. For the years 2002 to 2008 also a distinction is made between waste products and waste residuals. In the table different waste flows can be followed.
The origin of the amount of waste of households, different industries and import is presented. At destination side a distinction is made between different ways of treatment (recycling, incineration and disposal on land) and export. The waste accounts are suitable for analysis, for example the causes of changes of waste indicators over time.

Data available from: 1990-2010
As from 24 July 2015, the table is discontinued. Waste accounts have been revised in 2015 because the quality of some of the data sources was no longer sufficient. Two new tables are available: Waste balance, kind of waste per sector; national accounts and Waste balance, key figures; national accounts. (See section 3). In the new tables, the distinction between waste products and waste residuals is no longer available, just as the distinction between hazardous and non-hazardous waste. The table Waste balance, kind of waste per sector; national accounts contains detailed figures available from 2008 onwards. The table Waste balance, key figures; national accounts contains a time series from 1990 onwards, on a less detailed level..

Status of the figures:
The figures in this table for the last two years are provisional. As the table is discontinued, the figures will not be made final.

Changes as of July 24, 2015:
None, this is a discontinued table.

When will new figures be published?
Not applicable.

Description topics

Total waste
The classification of waste categories is made according to the classification of the European legislation concerning waste statistics.
Chemical waste
This category includes among other things used solvents; acid, base and salt waste materials; used oils; waste of paint, ink and glue; sludge of industrial processes, and health care waste.
Metallic waste
This category includes ferro and non-ferro metals.
Non-metallic waste
This category includes glass, paper, cardboard, plastics, rubber, wood, textile and waste containing PCB’s. PCB stands for polychloorbiphenyl. This is a category of organic materials with 1 to 10 chlorine atoms which are fixed to biphenyl.
Discarded materials
This category includes discarded vehicles, batteries, (electronic) equipment and components of machines.
Animal and vegetable waste
This category includes animal and vegetable waste of the preparation of foods or production of foods; green waste, and manure.
Mixed waste
This category includes mixed waste flows such as household waste and industrial waste, street waste, mixed packings, and other mixed and undifferentiated waste.
Sludge
Not yet hardened solid substances which are carried out by water or are put down by water. This includes sewage sludge, sludge of drinking-water, not contaminated dredged material and the contents of septic tanks.
Mineral waste
These are mainly concrete, stone and gypsum waste; waste of natural minerals (such as sand and soil); asbestos; combustion waste; waste of artificial minerals (such as fibre); waste of refractory materials, and contaminated soil and dredged material.