Germany recycles 64% of waste and receives from it the power for heating cities

Germany uses a unique system of waste sorting and is the leader in Europe for recycling. The average one inhabitant of Germany produces 618 pounds of garbage a year.

However, 64% of all waste in this country is recycled or disposed of. Waste sorting begins in private homes. Every German dwelling with a less than 3 different containers for garbage.

German citizens are required to place their household waste for recycling, glass waste, organic waste (biomass), metals and plastics. Glass, which goes for recycling, sorted by the people themselves by color. At the same time, for the recycling of plastic and glass packaging manufacturers responsible. The funds come at the cost of their products.

In Germany the raw material processed annually at a cost of half a trillion euros!Incineration of waste releases energy, which is often used for space heating and hot water systems. According to statistics, 14% of the raw materials the German industry gets from the waste.

Every 3 months the German utilities also collect bulky waste, such as furniture or appliances. For failure to comply with the rules of waste sorting, the German may get a penalty or may terminate service.

Total turnover of all companies in Germany alone, the waste collection is currently of the order of 50 billion euros per year. Why some experts are convinced that in ten years the so-called "green economy" will be playing on the German market a more important role than today – automotive. published



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