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Cyprus ranks seventh in the EU in terms of waste production

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The total amount of municipal solid waste produced in Cyprus amounted to 570 thousand tons in 2021 compared to 543 thousand tons in 2020, marking an increase of around 5%, according to estimates by Statistics Service. According to the data, Cyprus ranks 7th in the EU in terms of municipal waste production per capita.

In data published by the Service on Thursday, it appears that from the amount of 455 thousand tons that was managed in 2021, 77.8% was disposed of in disposal sites (landfill, landfill), 17.6% was promoted for recycling, 3.1% was used for energy recovery and 1.5% was composted.

Meanwhile, the average municipal waste generation per inhabitant in the European Union in 2020 (data for 2021 not yet available) was 517 kg. In Cyprus, municipal waste production per capita reached 609 kg, which is the 7th highest among EU member states.

Austria had the highest municipal waste production per inhabitant, with 834 kg and followed by Denmark, with 814 kg, Luxembourg, with 790 kg, Belgium with 746 kg, Malta with 643 kg, Germany with 628 kg and Cyprus with 609 kg.

Source: www.reporter.com.cy

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