What do we see?
The amount of mixed primary industrial residual waste, estimated based on the data collected via the Integral Annual Environmental Report (IMJV), has fluctuated around 1 million tonnes since 2007. In recent years, however, this figure seems to be increasing slightly, which is also confirmed by the figures from Valipac. Notably, 2019 is an exception to this and the first year that the Valipac figure does not increase. Whether this trend will continue remains to be seen. What is already clear is that there is still a considerable amount of waste that could be selectively collected.
These figures are shown side by side in the graph below. The figures from Valipac are a bit lower than those from the IMJV. This is because residual waste in Valipac studies is less broadly defined than in the IMJV and because not all waste collectors are affiliated with Valipac.
What’s the aim?
By 2022, the objective is to reduce the production of industrial residual waste by 15% compared to 2013.
What does this indicator measure?
Valipac calculates the amount of industrial residual waste based on data from the waste collectors that are affiliated with them. However, we must take into account that not all waste collectors are affiliated with Valipac and that the measurements for this type of waste are less broad than those that are carried out for general primary industrial waste as part of the IMJV.