The data you submit through this form will be used to calculate potential savings through comparable scenarios and suggest further action for waste management optimization. It will take purchasing power parity into account if you selected a country.
The form contains default values which are 2021 EU-27 averages. You can modify these values in the next few steps.
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This calculator was developed by Ekologi brez meja during the Creating zero waste methodology for municipalities Erasmus+ project together with Hnutí Duha and Zero Waste Europe. It was upgraded in 2023 with the support of the European Climate Foundation
Besides Eurostat data, it uses City of London GHG emission figures for different waste treatment options, model city figures from their annual Zero Waste strategy reports and the initial per-ton costs computed from a report by the German Environmental Agency.