January 10, 2017

The Maresme is the county in the Barcelona area which recycles most

by MaresmeCircular in Consortium, Uncategorized

In 2015 it achieved a net figure for selective collection of 34.51%, which is 4.3% above the Catalan average

The county which has selectively collected most municipal waste is the Maresme, with a net figure for selective collection of municipal waste of 34.51%, well above the average 28.97% figure for the counties in the Barcelona area, and the 30.48% average in Catalonia. The Baix Llobregat, Alt Penedès and the Vallès Oriental are the other three counties that exceed the Catalan average. 

The overall balance for 2015 in municipal waste collection shows a slight increase in the generation of waste in this area, although the figure is still below the Catalan average. Matadepera is the county which separates its waste most, with a selective collection net figure of 77%.

In 2015 in the counties in the Barcelona area, 2,245,042 tons of municipal waste was generated, which represents 1.04% more than the previous year. The generation per capita is 1.22 kg per person per day, below the Catalan average which is 1.35 kg per person per day.

With respect to the global figure in Catalonia, 3.7 million tons of municipal waste was generated in 2015, which corresponds to 1.35 kilos of rubbish per person per day. This represents a slight increase with respect to the previous year (1.33 kg per person per day). Of total municipal waste, selective collection accounted for 39%, or 1.4 million tons, which is a 3.7% increase compared to 2014.