Serbian economy generated 150 times more waste in 2022 compared to 2021

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%.

(eKapija, 11.07.2023)

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