Unified Metrics Library - Non-recycled waste

Helper question

How much non-recycled waste did the company generate, during the period?


Recycled waste refers to waste materials that undergo a process to be reused while non-recycled waste encompasses waste that hasn’t undergone recycling procedures.




The question aims to examine the company’s waste management abilities by asking for a disclosure of non-recycled waste across the company’s operations expressed in metric tons.

Regulatory Definition

"Non-recycled waste" means any waste not recycled within the meaning of "recycling" in Article 3(17) of Directive 2008/98/EC.

According to Article 3(17) of Directive 2008/98/EC, "recycling" means any recovery operation by which waste materials are reprocessed into products, materials or substances whether for the original or other purposes. It includes the reprocessing of organic material but does not include energy recovery and the reprocessing into materials that are to be used as fuels or for backfilling operations.