Tuesday, March 10, 2009
According to Politiken,
Denmark has risen to the top of the EU’s garbage list, with private homes throwing away an average of 801kgs. of garbage per year per capita in 2007 – or 2.2kgs. per day.
The Eurostat statistics show the European average at 522kgs. with the Czech Republic at the bottom of the list with 294kgs. per person.
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Denmark’s position at the top of the list is a culmination of increasing amounts of garbage over the past decade.
Since 1997, the amount of garbage produced has increased by more than 36 percent, compared with an overall EU average increase of below five percent.
The Eurostat figures include all garbage collected and handled by local authorities in the EU.
Maybe they think they're composting.