Bulgaria Has Worst Waste Management in Europe

Society » ENVIRONMENT | January 13, 2011, Thursday // 18:07| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Bulgaria Has Worst Waste Management in Europe Bulgaria's Minister of Environment Nora Karadzhova. Photo by Sofia News Agency

Bulgaria is ranked last in Europe on the waste management criteria, the Bulgarian Minister of Environment Nora Karadzhova has announced.

On Thursday, she cited data from the "European Environment - Trends and Prospects 2010" report, according to which Bulgaria deals worst with its waste management in comparison with 32 countries - EU member states and countries from the Western Balkans.

In Bulgaria, 90% of the waste is being deposited without being recycled. In comparison, Switzerland has reached the impressive 0%.

On the other hand, Bulgaria has been ranked among the best in the implementation of biological diversity policies and inclusion of new Natura 2000 territories.

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