Amount of waste generated from industry 2015

The release comprises selected statistical data on the quantities of generated and treated waste from industry in 2015. The waste from industry covers sectors: B (Mining); C (Manufacturing); D (Electricity, gas and steam supply), and E (Water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation).

In 2015, industrial sectors in Montenegro generated 764 540 tonnes of waste.
Of the total 764 540 tonnes of waste generated in industry, mining sector generated 287 541 tonnes, i.e. 37.6% manufacturing sector 54 958 tonnes, i.e. 7.2%; electricity, gas and steam supply 414 188 tonnes, i.e. 54.2%, and water supply, sewerage, waste management and remediation 7 853 tonnes, i.e. 1.0%. The ratio of hazardous and non-hazardous waste per sector shows the following trend: mining sector (hazardous waste almost 100%); manufacturing sector (93.3% of non-hazardous waste, 6.7% of hazardous waste); sector electricity, gas and, steam supply (non-hazardous waste almost 100%); and water supply, sewerage, waste management, and remediation (98.6% of non-hazardous waste, 1.4% of hazardous waste).
Of the total generated and stored waste in the amount of 808 203 tonnes in 2015, companies in the industry treated by themselves 766 585 tonnes of waste, of which 1.2% of waste recovered by themselves; 98.0% waste disposed; and 0.8% of waste in temporary storage. They exported 6 530 tonnes of waste, and delivered the remaining amount (35 088 tonnes) to other companies in Montenegro.
Within the own processing activity, the most common operation was back-filling (54.1%), followed by recycling (30.9%), incineration (15.0%). On disposal sites, companies in the industry disposed approximately 34 000 tonnes of waste in 2015.
Industrial companies in Montenegro directly exported 6 530 tonnes of waste in 2015, of which 42.6% is packaging waste ; 35.4% the waste from wood processing; 16.6% of metals; 3.1% of waste paper and 2.3% anode scraps.