Green waste

Green waste consists mainly of plant waste originating in communities, private house-holds and agriculture. Green waste includes, for example, cuttings from trees, bushes and lawns or waste resulting from roadside and park maintenance.

In 2012 the largest proportion of green waste, around 60 percent, came from communities, gardens and landscape maintenance. Green waste is the second largest source of compostable waste at over 270,000 tonnes (provisional result, 2013).

The quantity of green waste recovered for material use has risen constantly in recent years: by 20 percent in comparison to 2012 and by 30 percent compared to 2011. This increase results on the one hand from improved data recovery for compostable green waste, and on the other hand, from the optimization of waste recovery for the purpose of resource conservation: more and more green waste is being recovered for material use. 85 percent of the entire quantity of green waste is already being processed in over 368 composting works and fermentation plants and can thus be re-used in the form of compost or solid digestate for agriculture.  

Last modification 21.06.2019

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