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Circular Economy Calculation tool

Below we present the peer-reviewed calculation tool that allows for all interested stakeholders to get an estimation of the need for residual waste treatment (e.g. energy recovery) once the Circular Economy targets for 2035  are fulfilled.

CEWEP hopes that a basic understanding of these waste weight shifts will allow for a productive discussion on the future of sustainable waste treatment in Europe, the necessary investments and the future outcomes of the decisions that are taken today.

Despite the wide variations of scenarios and outcomes provided by the tool, one thing remains clear: residual waste will still need to be treated in 2035.

million tonnes

of residual (not recycled) waste
to treat in

  • Co-incineration
    11 million tonnes
  • Waste-to-Energy
    90 million tonnes
    (existing capacity)
CALCULATOR

Municipal Waste

Commercial Waste

generated in :  Mt
Collection, source seperation

Recycling 
collected:
million tonnes

Landfill
total:
million tonnes

Left to treat
total:
million tonnes

direct input

residues from sorting, pre-treatment and recycling

Final waste treatment

generated in :  Mt
Collection, source seperation

Recycling 
collected:
million tonnes

Landfill
total:
million tonnes

Left to treat
total:
million tonnes

direct input

residues from sorting, pre-treatment and recycling

Final waste treatment

TOTAL

Recycling   million tonnes

Landfill   million tonnes

Left to treat   million tonnes

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Circular Economy Calculation Tool

CEWEP developed a peer-reviewed calculation tool that allows to get an estimation of the need for residual waste treatment once the Circular Economy targets for 2035 are fulfilled.