According to Eurostat, municipal waste generated in the Czech Republic in 2020 was 507 kg per person, close to the European average of 505 kg per person. Photo credit: Freepik
Czech Republic, Feb 17 (BD) – The amount of municipal waste in different European countries varies greatly, ranging from 282 kg to 845 kg per person. Although the amount varies from year to year, only seven Member States generated less municipal waste per person in 2020 than in 1995: Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovenia, Romania, Spain, Belgium and the Netherlands. Municipal waste generated in the Czech Republic in 2020 was 507 kg per person, close to the European average of 505 kg per person, and a 70% increase since 1995.
Although the European Union generates more waste, the total amount going to landfill has decreased as recycling systems improve. In the Czech Republic, the Waste Act, which emphasizes waste prevention, defines the waste treatment hierarchy and promotes basic principles of environmental and health protection in waste treatment, has also had an effect. In 2011, the Czech Republic handled 3.3 million tonnes of waste, but by 2020 that number had risen to almost 5.3 million tonnes.
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