|MUNICIPAL WASTE GENERATION|
The indicator presents generation of municipal waste expressed in kg per capita. Municipal waste is non-hazardous waste generated by natural persons in households and commercial waste and is collected by municipalities or on their behalf.
- Kilograms per capita per year, thousand tons, percentage.
Is the amount of generated municipal waste decreasing?
With reference to municipal waste, we may say that generation of municipal waste went hand in hand with the economic growth by 2011, while 2012 was marked by fall in the economic growth, but increase in generated municipal waste, the same as 2016, while in 2014 the generation of municipal waste went down, but economic growth increase. This situation might be a result of improved process of collection of data and information on municipal waste, namely receipt of comprehensive and precise data on the quantity of generated municipal waste. Generation of municipal waste parallels economic growth and it cannot be decoupled from it yet.
Figure 1. Generated municipal waste in tons
Figure 2. Generation of municipal waste inkg per capita per year
Data coverage: excel
Source of data: Releases of the State Statistical Office, Strategy for Waste Management in the Republic of Macedonia (2008-2020), MEPP, National Waste Management Plan (2009-2015) of the Republic of Macedonia, MEPP, World Bank
The amount of generated municipal waste as indicator may show direction of movement of the use and the consumption of products and goods and it indirectly reflects the potential environmental burden if municipal waste fails to be recognized as potential resource. Increased generation of municipal waste indicates increased use and consumption of products and goods. Given the fact that nearly 100% of the collected municipal waste is disposed of at landfills, increased generation of municipal waste will potentially increase negative impact on environment.
Types of wastes are determined by the 2005 List of waste types. Collection of data is performed mainly through surveys, estimates, administrative data. Reports are in a form of Relases of the State Statistical Office, Annual reports on municipal waste management by the Mayors of the Municipalities.
List of relevant policy documents:
Second National Environmental Action Plan of the Republic of Macedonia (2006)
Strategy for Waste Management in the Republic of Macedonia (2008-2020)
National Waste Management Plan (2009-2015) of the Republic of Macedonia
Law on Waste Management (2004)
National Classification of Activities NCA Rev.2 2006)
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|MK NI 016||Municipal waste generation||CSI 016||Municipal waste generation||P||А||