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5th highest municipal waste production in the EU in 2022 Cyprus – How many kilograms per inhabitant

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    Waste 673 kg per inhabitant in 2022 – Annual increase in urban waste 5% – 5th highest municipal waste production from Cyprus in the EU

    In 2022 the total amount of municipal solid waste produced in Cyprus amounted to 615 thousand tons compared to 585 thousand tons in 2021, marking an increase of 5%, according to estimates of the Statistical Service. On average, they correspond to 673 kg per inhabitant, the 5th highest production in the EU.

    Of the amount of 469 thousand tons that was finally managed in 2022, 77.5% was allocated in disposal sites (WWW, landfill), 17.2% was promoted for recycling, 3.1% was used for energy recovery and 2.2% was composted.

    The average municipal waste generation per resident in the European Union in 2022 was 513 kg. In Cyprus, municipal waste production per capita reached 673 kg, a performance that was the 5th highest among EU member states in 2022.

    Austria had the highest municipal waste production per inhabitant (835 kg, 2021 data) followed by Denmark (787 kg), Luxembourg (721 kg), Belgium (677 kg) and Cyprus (673 kg).

    Source: cyprustimes.com

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