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Last year, only 4.4% of urban waste was processed by incinerators

Last year, only 4.4% of urban waste was processed by incinerators

The waste burning plants (incinerators) despite being built in a completely corrupt process discovered by the Special Structure Against Corruption and Organized Crime (SPAK) are not performing the function for which they were designed.

INSTAT data show that in 2022, only 4.4 percent of urban waste was treated in incinerators, but the main purpose was energy production, as two of the facilities have been completed in Elbasan and Fier and are under state administration, after seizures issued by SPAK.

In 2022, it turns out that around 820,322 tons of urban waste have been managed. The annual amount of urban waste managed per inhabitant, nationwide, in 2022, is 295 kg/inhabitant, from 311 kg/inhabitant in the previous year.

In 2022, 18.9% of the total amount of waste was recycled, while last year this indicator was 18.8%.

In 2022, about 4.4% of the total amount of waste was treated with incineration for elimination and energy purposes, thus marking an increase in this indicator by 2.4%, compared to the same indicator in 2021.

In 2022, a total of about 893 thousand tons of urban waste were generated, while in 2021, this figure was about 955 thousand tons.

Unmanaged waste in relation to the total amount of waste generated in 2022 is 0.2% more than in 2021.

In 2022, the amount of non-urban waste managed together with urban waste is 11.6% of the total amount, from 13.8% in 2021, marking a decrease of 2.2%.

The level of coverage of the population with community services for urban waste management in 2022 is 89.2%, marking an increase of 0.4%, compared to the previous year.

In the composition of urban waste, the main component is organic waste. In 2022, organic waste constitutes about 58.1% of the total amount of waste, compared to 58.6% that this indicator was in 2021.

In 2022, about 76.6% of the total amount of waste was deposited in landfills and waste fields, while in 2021, 79% was deposited, marking a decrease of about 2.4% in the total amount of landfills and waste areas approved as temporary deposits by the respective municipalities./MONITOR

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