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Indicator 12.4.2 Hazardous waste generated per capita and proportion of hazardous waste treated, by type of treatment

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Source: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Geographical Area: United Kingdom

Unit of Measurement: Tonnes, Tonnes per Capita, percentage

This table provides metadata for the actual indicator available from UK statistics closest to the corresponding global SDG indicator. Please note that even when the global SDG indicator is fully available from UK statistics, this table should be consulted for information on national methodology and other UK-specific metadata information.

Indicator available
Indicator description
Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

Unit of measurement

Tonnes, Tonnes per Capita, percentage

Definitions

More information on waste can be found in the Eurostat publication ‘Manual on Waste Statistics’.

Available disaggregations
Calculations

Tonnes of waste / UK population

Other information

Data follows the UN specification for this indicator. This indicator has been identified in collaboration with topic experts.

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This table provides information on metadata for SDG indicators as defined by the UN Statistical Commission. Complete global metadata is provided by the UN Statistics Division.

Indicator name

Hazardous waste generated per capita and proportion of hazardous waste treated, by type of treatment

Target name

By 2020, achieve the environmentally sound management of chemicals and all wastes throughout their life cycle, in accordance with agreed international frameworks, and significantly reduce their release to air, water and soil in order to minimize their adverse impacts on human health and the environment

Global indicator description
UN designated tier

Tier II

UN custodian agency

United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD), UN Environment (UNEP)

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Source 1

Organisation

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Periodicity

Biennial

Earliest available data

2010

Geographical coverage

United Kingdom

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Release date

07/03/2019

Next release

01/02/2021

Statistical classification

Official Statistic

Contact details

enviro.statistics@defra.gov.uk.

Other information

Source 2

Organisation

Office for National Statistics

Periodicity

Annual

Earliest available data

1851

Geographical coverage

UK

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Release date

26/06/2019

Next release

01/06/2020

Statistical classification

National Statistic

Contact details

pop.info@ons.gov.uk

Other information