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Waste - Drivers and pressures (Montenegro)

SOER Common environmental theme from Montenegro.
Topic
Waste Waste
Published: 26 Nov 2010 Modified: 22 Dec 2010

 Future Waste Generation

All assumptions for the projections of waste generation have been taken from the Master Plan. These estimates should be taken with caution due to changes that occurred after completion of the Master Plan and the inability to provide new information.

The assumption for annual population growth is based on comparison of the 1991 and 2003 census data. The steady annual population growth of 0.37 % was assumed as the average growth for the entire country – an increase of 0.81 % for the Central Region, an increase of 1.26 % for the Coastal Region and a decrease of  0.68% for the Northern Region.

Economic development can best be described by Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It is expected that the annual GDP growth rate will be around 4 %. For the capital city Podgorica and the Coastal Region average annual GDP growth is estimated to be 1 % higher than national GDP growth. For all other municipalities in the Central and Northern Region GDP growth rate is estimated to be some 1 % lower than the national rate.

The connection between waste generation and economic development is assumed to be 50 %, a 2 % increase of GDP leads to 1 % waste increase. This interdependence between waste and GDP increase applies only to the components of consumer waste: glass, paper and cardboard, metals, plastics and textiles. Organics and others are not assumed to be directly linked to GDP trends.

 

In the Strategic Master Plan, the amounts of different components of waste are shown in the following table:

Table 5  Municipal Waste Generation Montenegro 2008-2012 (tonnes)

Composition                    

Year

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

Paper and cardboard

38 994

39 981

41 051

42 153

43 291

Organics

51 877

52 133

52 393

52 658

52 928

Textiles

10 211

10 464

10 724

10 992

11 269

Plastics

24 573

25 198

25 842

26 507

27 191

Metals

8 813

9 038

9 270

9 509

9 756

Glass

16 229

16 651

17 087

17 536

17 999

Others

46 303

46 573

46 847

47 124

47 405

Total

197 000

200 038

203 214

206 479

209 839

 

Packaging and packaging waste

The following table shows the projection for the generation of packaging and packaging waste in 2008 and 2012.

            Table 6 Projection for generation of packaging and packaging waste

Material

Packaging from commercial entities (t)

Packaging from households (t)

 

2008

2012

2008

2012

Paper and cardboard

13 280

14 800

2 340

2 600

Glass

2 250

2 500

9 080

9 700

Metals

1 072

1 200

4 200

4 700

Plastics

5 180

5 750

9 660

10 700

Total

21 782

24 250

25 280

27 700

 

Geographic coverage

Disclaimer

The country assessments are the sole responsibility of the EEA member and cooperating countries supported by the EEA through guidance, translation and editing.

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