Turkish composting, co-incineration and other facilities recovered 48 million tons of waste in 2018, according to official figures released Monday.

While eight composting plants processed 138,000 tons of waste to produce 35,000 tons of compost, 40 co-incineration plants recovered 1 million tons of waste for energy recovery, said the Turkish Statistical Institute (TurkStat).

It added: “At 2,009 other licensed recovery facilities, a total of 47 million tons of metal, plastic, paper, mineral etc. waste were recovered.”

Meanwhile, around 56.5 million tons of waste were disposed of in various facilities last year, including over 17 million tons of hazardous waste.

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