The volume of packaging waste generated in Hungary fell in 2009, for the first time in 15 years, as a result of the economic crisis, György Viszkei, managing director of ÖKO-Pannon, which organizes selective waste collection across the country, said at a press conference on Friday.
ÖKO-Pannon's partners generated 569,000 tons of packaging waste in 2009, down 57,000 tons from 2008, Viszkei said. At the same time, households generated 51,300 tons of packaging waste, up 1,700 tons.
The proportion of packaging waste selected and recycled inched up to 58% in 2009 from 57% in 2008. The ratio of household waste brought to selective waste collection points was 15.5%. (MTI-Econews)