Serbian economy generated 174.7 million tonnes of waste last year, the State Statistics Office (RZS) has said.
In total, 174.3 million tonnes of waste was treated, whereby 6.8% more waste was recycled than in 2021.
In 2022, Serbian agriculture, forestry and fishing; mining; manufacturing industry; supply of electricity, gas and steam; water supply and wastewater management; construction and service sectors produced 174.7 million tonnes of waste, which is a 149.4% increase compared to the previous year, according to the RZS website.
Mining is responsible for generating 94.4% of total waste, followed by electricity, gas and steam supply (3.7%).
When it comes to the amount of waste generated, the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector in 2022 recorded a growth of 3% compared to 2021 and mining 177.1%, while the processing industry actually generated less waste than in 2021 – a decrease of 28.8%.
The electricity, gas and steam supply sectors generated 10% more waste, water supply and wastewater management 40.8%, construction 11.9% and service sectors 8.4%.
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