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Armenia among states with most waste

Armenia among states with most waste
15:04 February 21, 2012

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11.5 million tons of waste was accumulated in Armenia on 2008. This was stated in the official website of Armenia’s Ministry of Nature Protection. There was not any recent information but during the past few years the waste quantity did not decrease in Armenia. 90 per cent of waste is accumulated in Armenia’s Syunik region, where the largest commercial deposit in the country is located.

The amount of waste per capita is 3.5 tons in Armenia. This means Armenia is first in the region.

According to the US BioCycle journal, in the USA the waste amount per capita is 1.9 tons. The journal states that no other country in the world has such results. As it seems, the journal is not familiar with the statistics in Armenia.