Residents of Utrecht produced the least rubbish in 2013

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Residents of the province of Utrecht produced the least waste in 2013 compared to other provinces according to figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS).

The municipality of Utrecht scored the least with just 8.4 kilograms of waste per week per inhabitant. That is least amount of waste compared to all other municipalities within the province of Utrecht itself. That figure stands below the national weekly average.

Utrechters are very active on certain Facebook Groups giving away second-hand items to interested onlookers. One such group has more than 30,000 members all exchanging or giving away unneeded items to one another. Check it out here:

Utrechters are also deemed environmentally conscious disposing most of their recyclable waste at the designated depots.

The citizens efforts in reducing total waste are very much inline with the municipalities’ renewable energy objectives. Utrecht wants at least 10% of its energy production to come from renewable sources by 2020.

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Michael Darmanin

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1 Response

  1. bethany bethany says:

    well, great news, yes… but i am shocked by the numbers here. 8 kilos a week PER INHABITANT? is the LOW number???? its astonishing.

    the recycling infrastructure in utrecht makes it quite easy for (our) family of 4 to produce only about 5 kilos of trash per week.

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