Waste disposal

Waste not, want not

Ukrainian citizens each throw away on average 310 to 330 kilograms of waste a year. In big cities, the figure can be even higher. Since Ukraine has one of the highest levels of accumulated waste worldwide, there is an urgent need to tackle the problem.

You can contribute by:
  • separating your waste and disposing of the different waste streams in the appropriate containers;
  • buying products that are sold in recyclable packaging; and
  • buying good-quality products that last.

If you have no time to dispose of your glass or waste paper, you can leave it next to the dustbin. There will always be someone who can take it to the appropriate container.

Try to work out how much waste your family produces each year. Measure the amount of waste you throw away in one week, and multiply this weight by 52.