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|Name||Disposal of biodegradable municipal waste on landfill (%) by Geographic localization; Annual|
|Source||Portuguese Environment Agency|
|First available period||2008|
|Last available period||2019|
|Measure unit (symbol)||Percentage (%)|
|Power of 10||0|
"Council Directive 1999/31/EC of 26 April obliged Member States to divert biodegradable municipal wastes from landfills in order to minimize negative effects on the environment resulting from their disposal. It was determined that the amount of biodegradable wastes (in weight) for landfill should be reduced to 75% in 2006, 50% in 2009 and 35% in 2016 in relation to the biodegradable municipal waste generated in 1995."
Extracted from "Strategic Plan for Urban Waste" (PERSU 2020), Portaria No. 187-A / 2014, published in D.R. No. 179 Supplement, Series I of 2014-09-17, p. 22, paragraph 88"
|Last update date||11/11/2020|
information presented in 12/4/2021