Macau abandoned more Gomi last year, according to a report from the Environmental Protection Agency on Macau’s environmental conditions in 2021.

According to the agency, after a decrease of about 20% from 2019 in 2020, the total amount of solid waste generated in the city last year increased by 3.6% from 2020.

According to the report ( Chinese When Portuguese), Macau disposed of 453,152 tonnes of solid waste last year. This is an increase of 3.6 percent from 2020, when 437,592 tonnes were dumped.

Last year, Macau disposed of an average of 1.82 kilograms of solid waste per person. This is an increase of 4.6 percent from 1.74 in 2020.

“Due to the significant reduction in tourism activity due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the total amount of solid waste disposed of in Macau in 2020 has decreased by about 20% from 2019. However, the socio-economic activity of the city has gradually recovered. The amount of solid waste increased again in 2021 to 3.6%, “the report said.

“Macau’s per capita disposal of solid waste has declined over the past two years, but is still relatively high compared to some cities in the neighborhood,” the report said.

In 2020, Macau disposed of an average of 1.74 kg of solid waste per capita, compared to 1.44 kg in Hong Kong, 1.37 kg in Singapore, 1 kg in Beijing, 0.95 kg and 0.89 kg in Shanghai. In Guangzhou.

In addition, Macau’s electricity and water consumption increased by 5% and 0.9%, respectively, from last year and 2020, respectively.

The report also said that the implementation of a government billing system for the disposal of construction waste earlier last year reduced the total amount of construction waste disposed of at the only construction waste landfill in the city of eastern Cotai last year by 29.8%. Said. 2020.

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