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Headline data

Data source: Federal Statistical Office (Destatis)

Geographic coverage: Germany

The international organisations (custodian agencies) that are responsible for the respective SDG-indicator publish methodical explanations for the indicator - the so-called global metadata.

Here, national time series that fit the global metadata best as well as their comparability with the global metadata are presented. Please find further methodical and country-specific information in the related national metadata.

Time series available
  • Recycling rate
  • Material recovery
Comparability with the global metadata

The time series “Recycling rate” is compliant with the global metadata. The time series “Recycled waste” is not compliant with the global metadata, but provides additional information.

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This tab provides relevant information on the SDG indicators - such as the political target, the primary responsible organisation (custodian agency) and a link to the global metadata. The global metadata is provided by the Uited Nations Statistics Division.


By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse

Indicator name

National recycling rate, tons of material recycled

Tier category

Tier II

Custodian agency

United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

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