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The development of total municipal solid waste (MSW) arisings mirrors that of gross domestic product; no decoupling has yet occurred. Nonetheless, there has been a substantial shift in MSW management over recent years – away from incineration with energy recovery and consignment to landfill (until 2000) and towards recycling. The recycling rate is now well above 50%.
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|State||Municipal solid waste collected separately|
|State||Energy efficiency of municipal solid waste incineration plants|
|Response||Fees for waste incineration|
|Pressure||*Municipal solid waste per person|
|State||Municipal solid waste incinerated per person|
|State||*Wastes from domestic sources|
|Driver||Gross domestic product per capita|
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