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Garbage generation: Portugal at the top of the mountain

marking World Environment Day Portugal is not scoring so much today.

Describes the report.Portugal is far from the European Union (EU27) in respecting municipal waste...In our country More than half of the garbage will be disposed of in landfill, EU27 figure (Meaning the average for Europe as a whole) twenty three%.

“”Each inhabitant In Portugal I put out an average of 1.4 kg of garbage every day (513 km / year) ”, quotes data from the tabloid Correioda Manhã. Pordata..

SIC has been in operation since 1995 The amount of waste generated in Portugal has increased by 50%, but at the European level it is only 14%...

and, 30% of European waste is recycled and Portugal manages only 13%.

The country is also lagging behind incinerators to generate energy. UE27 scores an average of 28% and Portugal only 19%.

About CO2 emissions, not stars: Portugal is the fourth highest emission country since 1990But this was expected, admits Francisco Ferreira of the Association ZERO, as it refers to the exponential growth of road transport since that period.

Composting? Yes, Portugal raises the back again (EU27 18%, Portugal 14%).

But there are some Glitter of good news: For example, beach water quality is 93% (more than 88% of EU27) and sustainable energy production wipes floors on average in Europe. Renewable energy accounts for 98% of all energy produced in Portugal, but only 41% in Europe.

Another “plus” is that the Portuguese family is considered to be the second lowest energy consumer in Europe. Only Malta has less consumption.

SIC says, Pordata wants that data to act as an “alert” for decision makers...

natasha.donn@portugalresident.com

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