How do we manage waste in the EU?

In the second episode of the Eurostat podcast series Stats in a Wrap the focus is on statistics on waste.

The host Jonathan Elliott together with Eurostat’s environmental statistics expert Oscar Gomez Prieto and Ioannis Bakas from the European Environmental Agency, debate the importance of recycling and its trends, look at the impact of waste production and waste prevention, highlight the numbers on waste exports and touch upon quite a few more waste-related topics.

Did you know that a person consumes 93 plastic bags per year, which in the EU means 41.5 billion bags a year? This is just an example of all the valuable information you can find in this episode. Just click play right below.

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