Much of the waste we throw away can be recycled. 

This is not just a central message from the European Environmental Agency, but a generally accepted truth.

The map here is an illustration of various European countries' recycling rates. It is - as is generally the case when dealing with recycling statistics - open to interpretation when it comes to the definition of what counts as recycling.

It does, however, give an overview of how Europe is doing in regards to recycling. 

What do you think of the map? Do you think it is accurate? And what can we do to increase recycling rates throughout the continent? 

Let us know in the comment field below.