National recycling rate, tonnes of material recycled ( BAA )

This indicator is proposed as an indicator for Sustainable Development Target 12.5 By 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse

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For national recycling rate: poor data availability and quality, waste and recycling statistics not well standardized, waste amount often underestimated; for 're-used goods': data availability and quality unknown, no info about such data collection so far. But Basel Convention (National reports) include information on the generation of hazardous and other wastes, also with the indication which wastes are destined for recycling and which are for disposal).

Secretariat of the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions (partly). Countries covered: 183 Parties of the Basel Convention, 154 Parties to the Rotterdam Convention and 179 countries to the Stockholm Convention

Linkages: Applicable to targets 8.4, 11.6, 12.3

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The list of indicator proposals (as of 11 August 2015) used for the IAEG-SDG Open Consultation with Civil Society, Academia and Private Sector.