Ukraine is in the second place in the waste producers rating, as USA TODAY reported.
“Ukraine, one of the biggest arms dealers in the world, generates just over 474 million metric tons of waste a year, 448 million of which is hazardous waste. No other of the 105 countries for which data on hazardous waste is available produces more such waste. The government has recognized hazardous waste management as the most urgent and critical issue that needs to be addressed in waste management in general. Lack of financing has been identified as a major reason for the lack of initiatives in the field,” the news agency reported.
Besides, the results of the analysis show that most of the other 26 million metric tons of waste in the country is municipal solid and agricultural waste, including waster produced in farms.
The whole rating:
- Canada - 1 metric tons per capita;
- Bulgaria – 26.7 metric tons;
- The U.S. – 25.9 metric tons;
- Estonia – 23.5 metric tons;
- Finland – 16.6 metric tons;
- Armenia – 16.3 metric tons;
- Sweden – 16.2 metric tons;
- Luxembourg – 11.8 metric tons;
- Ukraine – 10.8 metric tons;
- Serbia - metric tons.
As it was reported, Cabinet of the Ministers considered and adopted the National waste management plan. The document provides for setting tasks required to be implemented so that until 2030 Ukraine can pass to a new model of waste management used in Europe.