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Every Bulgarian with 500 KG of waste per year

Date: 28.07.2008

Every Bulgarian generates 500 kg of waste during the course of the year, according to statistics of Eurostat.

The total amount of waste in Bulgaria for one year is consequently 3,5 million tons. Only 10% of this waste is recycled.

According to Eurostat the countries that are the newest members of the European Union (EU) recycle a mere 8% of their waste.

Belgium ranks firs in the EU by the recycling of waste where 90% of it is recycled.

In the EU in general 50% of the paper, 43% of the glass and 40% of the alloys, excluding iron, are manufactured from recycled materials.

Eurostat is the Statistical Office of the European Communities.

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