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Ministry of Finance, Statistical Service

Survey Results: Generation and Treatment of Waste in Industrial Enterprises, 2010

On the basis of the results of the Survey on the Generation and Treatment of Waste in Enterprises carried out by the Statistical Service, the quantity of waste generated by industrial enterprises during 2010 amounted to 1.612 thousand tonnes, of which 7 thousand were incinerated, 1.149 thousand were recovered and 456 thousand were disposed or deposited in specially designed sites. Hazardous waste constituted 1,04% of the total quantity of waste generated.

By sector of economic activity, the manufacturing industries generated 132 thousand tonnes of waste, the mining and quarrying industries 382 thousand tonnes, the electricity and water supply enterprises and the enterprises engaged in sewerage, waste management and remediation activities 30 thousand tonnes and the construction enterprises 1.068 thousand tonnes. In the manufacturing sector, the largest amounts of waste generation are reported in the manufacturing of non-metallic mineral products and of food products.

Mineral wastes such as construction and demolition wastes, wastes from naturally occurring minerals, combustion wastes, soils and dredging spoils comprised around 90% of the total quantity of waste generated. Animal and vegetal wastes amounted to 29 thousand tonnes, metallic wastes to 14 thousand tonnes, wood wastes to 13 thousand tonnes and paper and cardboard wastes to 11 thousand tonnes. Mixed and undifferentiated materials are estimated to 62 thousand tonnes.



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