I.1. Waste generation

Indicator:

I1 – Waste generation

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Brief description:

Waste generation (generated in own production and received from other organisations) by economic activity; Generation of solid municipal waste;
Moreover, the indicators are presented per unit of GDP and per capita.

Industrial waste generation in the Republic of Belarus




Methodology:

Industrial waste includes waste generated in the process of economic activity (manufacture of goods, electricity generation, performing of work, provision of services); by- and associated products of extraction and processing of minerals;

Industrial waste does not include:

- radioactive waste;

- products of animal origin (livestock maintenance and slaughter);

- scrap and waste of ferrous metals (except waste containing or contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls);

- scrap and waste of non-ferrous metals (except spent lead-acid batteries, as well as waste containing or contaminated with polychlorinated biphenyls);

- consumption waste;

Industrial waste is classified:

-by hazard category in accordance with the Classification of waste generated in the Republic of Belarus;

by economic activity:

- for 2010-2015: the National classification of the Republic of Belarus 005-2006 “Types of Economic Activity” (compliant with NACE Rev.1.1) was used;

- starting from 2016: the National classification of the Republic of Belarus 005-2011 “Types of Economic Activity” (compliant with NACE Rev.2.0) is used;

Municipal waste comprises consumption waste and industrial waste included in the List of waste referred to municipal waste the disposal of which is organized by local executive and administrative bodies; the List is approved by the Ministry of Housing and Utilities of the Republic of Belarus;

According to the List of municipal waste, such waste includes waste from human vital activities, street and yard sweepings; waste from research, education, sporting, cultural and religious activities; waste from trade, social service and transport activities; waste from administrative managerial and economic activities; waste of health care facilities;

Data on generation of solid municipal waste are estimated as sum of data solid municipal waste recovered and landfilled.

Data source:

Industrial waste: state statistical report 1-waste (Ministry of Environment) “Report on industrial waste management”; the data producer is the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Protection of the Republic of Belarus;

Municipal waste: administrative data; the data producer is the Ministry of Housing and Utilities of the Republic of Belarus.

Relevance of the indicator:

The indicator allows for measuring the anthropogenic impact on the environment; the analyses of trends in waste generated per unit of GDP allows for measuring material-intensive production patterns.


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