Environment: Cyprus, Greece score bottom in EU waste report

09 August, 16:00

(ANSAmed) - NICOSIA, AUGUST 9 - Cyprus has scored a mere 11 points in an EU Commission survey on the waste management performance of member states, as Cyprus Mail reports. However managing to accumulate even less points was Greece with three points, and Malta nine, while Italy only totalled 15 point. The survey shows major differences between member states on the implementation of EU waste legislation, concentrating mainly on municipal waste. According to the report Cyprus scored zero on the majority of criteria such as the amount of municipal waste recovered, the existence of a pay-as-you-throw system (PAYT) for municipal waste, the compliance of existing landfills for non-hazardous waste and the existence of restrictions for the disposal of municipal waste into landfills. (ANSAmed)

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