Sustainable Development Goals - 17 Goals to Transform our World

Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

Indicator 12.5.1: National recycling rate, tons of material recycled

National recycling rate, tons of material recycled

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Actual indicator available
Actual indicator available - description
Date of national source publication
Method of computation
Scheduled update by national source
U.S. method of computation
Comments and limitations Research possible data source (Brianna Besch & Kali Kong, July 2018)
Date metadata updated
Disaggregation geography
Unit of measurement
Disaggregation categories
International and national references
Time period
Scheduled update by SDG team

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 National recycling rate, tons of material recycled
Target name By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.
Global indicator description
UN designated tier 3
UN custodial agency UNSD, UNEP (Partnering Agencies: OECD< Eurostat)
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