Indicators

How far has the circular economy progressed in Flanders and how fast? To find out, we need a detailed set of indicators. Here we combine more than 100 indicators. We divide them into different layers: you can find them in the left-hand column.

Modal split in passenger transport
85.2 billion kms/year

Modal split in passenger transport

This indicator shows the total amount of passenger kilometres travelled by any means of transport. It allows us to...
Household EEE put on the market
95 million pieces

Household EEE put on the market

This indicator presents the number of new EEE (electrical and electronic equipment) items that are put on the market...
New cars on the market
628,323 cars

New cars on the market

This indicator shows the number of newly registered cars entering the market. The number includes all newly registered cars,...
Production of household waste
477.2 kg/cap

Production of household waste

Household waste is all waste that is collected by the municipalities or intermunicipal authorities. It includes not only waste...
Industrial waste recycling
68.0% recycled

Industrial waste recycling

Primary industrial waste is the waste that is produced by companies (excl. waste from the waste-processing sector). Recycling is...
Raw Material Input (RMI) of the Flemish economy
642.4 million tonnes

Raw Material Input (RMI) of the Flemish economy

The Raw Material Input (RMI) is the material footprint of the Flemish economy: it represents the entire material basis,...
Use of space
28.5% built-up area

Use of space

This indicator shows how space is used in Flanders and paints a picture of the building density and amount...
Implementation of circular economy strategies by companies

Implementation of circular economy strategies by companies

In order to successfully make the transition to a circular economy, companies must also do their part and implement...
Total water consumption
61 million m³

Total water consumption

This indicator measures how much water is used in the Flemisch agricultural sector and where this water comes from....
Greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural sector
7,492 kt CO₂-eq.

Greenhouse gas emissions from the agricultural sector

This indicator measures the total greenhouse gas emissions generated by the Flemish agricultural sector. It also gives more insight...
Built-up area
387,748 ha

Built-up area

This indicator shows how much of Flanders is built up and provides more information about the extent of this....
Weight of household EEE put on the market
147 kt

Weight of household EEE put on the market

This indicator presents the number of new EEE (electrical and electronic equipment) items that are put on the market...
Mass of new cars on the market
1,507 kg

Mass of new cars on the market

This indicator reports the average mass of new cars on the market in Flanders. In other words, it describes...
Number of cars
3,544,324 cars

Number of cars

In 2020 there were 3.5 million registered cars in Flanders, a number that had been steadily increasing over the...
Production of residual household waste
143.5 kg/cap

Production of residual household waste

Residual household waste is household waste that is not collected selectively. It therefore refers to general household rubbish, bulky...
Household waste recycling
63.8% recycled

Household waste recycling

In Flanders we try as much as possible to recycle waste that cannot be reused. The type of waste...
Material footprint of Flemish consumption (RMC)
190.8 million tonnes

Material footprint of Flemish consumption (RMC)

Raw Material Consumption (RMC) is the material footprint of Flemish consumption. This indicator reflects the entire material base, including...
Carbon footprint of Flemish consumption
14.2 t CO₂-eq./cap

Carbon footprint of Flemish consumption

The carbon footprint (CF) of a country’s or region’s consumption includes all greenhouse gas emissions that arise worldwide as...
Employment in the circular economy
43,261 employees

Employment in the circular economy

This indicator measures the evolution of employment in the circular economy in Flanders. It is therefore about the circular...
Sustainable water consumption
37%

Sustainable water consumption

This indicator shows how much of the Flemish agricultural sector’s water consumption comes from sustainable sources.
Acidifying emissions in the agricultural sector
2,670 million Zeq

Acidifying emissions in the agricultural sector

This indicator shows the amount of acidifying emissions coming from primary production. The emissions are quantified according to the...
Protein consumption
65% plant-based

Protein consumption

This indicator shows the proportion of animal and plant-based products in the total calorie intake, as well as per...
Emissions and Ecoscores of new cars on the market
108.4 g CO₂-eq./km

Emissions and Ecoscores of new cars on the market

This indicator reports the Ecoscore values and CO2 emissions of new cars on the market in Flanders. It provides...
EEE present in households
240 million pieces

EEE present in households

This indicator shows both the total number of EEE (electrical and electronic equipment) items present in households, and the...