When we talk about garbage, we’re usually referring to waste that we produce directly and are which is formally called known a household or municipal waste. But we mustn’t forget also must consider that we generate indirectly other waste indirectly, whether be it industrial waste – by from consumer goods -when during manufacturing, or construction waste by from real estate. Therefore, municipal waste only accounts for only about one -third of the total waste generated, just more than another third corresponds to industrial waste (including sewage sludge) and less than a third is construction or demolition debris waste::
Municipal waste only makes up 1/3 of the total waste generated
In Catalonia,, in 2012, the waste generated was more over 10 million tons between including municipal, industrial and construction debris. In Spain,, in 2012, were generated almost 120 million tones were generated and in the same year in Europe (EU27) the total was more than 2,500 million tons. That’s A a lot of waste! Especially if you consider ! Remembering that 1 ton is equal to 1,000 kg.
. Data for Catalonia 2012.General prevention and waste management of Catalonia 2013-2020
. Ibidem (same as before previous quote)
. EUROSTAT. Official statistics. European Union