Waste - Outlook 2020 (Poland)
Outlooks for the generation and disposal of individual groups of waste have been made for the purpose of long-term waste management planning and for the purpose of the National Waste Management Plan 2010. The outlooks were made for three individual years: 2010, 2014, and 2018.
It is assumed that the level of selective waste collection will rise from the current 2 % (of total waste generated) to 10 % in 2010 and 20 % in 2018, resulting in a change in the quantity and composition of non‑segregated waste. The paper, plastic, glass and metal content of this waste will decline. The quantity of other municipal waste will increase by an average of 5% over the five-year periods (1 % per year).
Fig. 6b: Outooks for the generation of selected types of waste in Poland in 2010, 2014 and 2018 (Source: MŚ, Kpgo 2010) (waste oil, medical, used tyres, waste from construction, reconstruction and demolition)
The above outlooks and targets for waste management in Poland aim to improve the waste management situation and alleviate the negative impact of waste on the environment. It is particularly important to focus on the need to reduce the amounts of biodegradable waste consigned to landfill.