Working at home, urge to tidy up and dining at the kitchen table instead of eating out: due to the corona measures, the Dutch threw away much more household waste last year compared to . The mountain of waste also grew in The Hague households during the corona year.
The numbers in this article are taken from the CBS, which were mapped by data platform LocalFocus.
LocalFocus examined the number of household waste kilograms per municipality in 2020. In total, no less than 9.1 billion kilos of household waste was collected. Per inhabitant the average was 492 kilos of collected household waste, such as organic waste, old paper, glass jars and bottles. A year earlier this was 450 kilos of household waste per inhabitant.
Household waste in The Hague
In The Hague we also threw away a lot of garbage. Per inhabitant we threw no less than 435 kilos of junk gone. That is more than our neighbors in Leidschendam (435 kilo), but less than, for example, the Westland weather per person 2019 kilos went out the door.
On the map you can check the number of garbage kilograms per inhabitant per municipality in 2020.
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