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Press release 481 / 2015-12-21: Environmental protection expenditure by enterprises totalled 26 billion euros in 2013

WIESBADEN – In 2013, the current expenditure on environmental protection made by enterprises in German industry (excluding construction) with 50 or more persons employed totalled 26.0 billion euros. This represents the value of all goods and services used for the purpose of environmental protection measures. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that more than three quarters of the expenditure (77.4%) went into activities on waste management (12.2 billion euros) and water protection (7.9 billion euros). The expenditure in the politically important area of climate protection amounted to 2.2 billion euros.

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