What do we see?
The graph below gives us a clear picture of the evolution of the amount of waste produced by littering and fly-tipping in Flanders in recent years. Between 2015 and 2017 we saw a slight decrease in litter. However, in 2019 the trend reversed and the numbers increased again. We see the same with waste from fly-tipping, although both the decrease between 2015 and 2017 and the increase in 2019 are larger.
What’s the aim?
Waste from littering and fly-tipping is normally not recycled. This means that the material cycle is broken and there is a negative impact on the environment. The quantity of waste from both littering and fly-tipping is monitored in Flanders. There are also targets linked specifically to littering. By 2022 the aim is to reduce the amount of litter to around 16,000 tonnes (-20%).
What does this indicator measure?
This indicator measures the amount of waste from littering and fly-tipping that is collected annually in Flanders. The amounts are estimated on the basis of a biennial voluntary survey among local and supralocal authorities.