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Press release 449 / 2017-12-12: The amount of incinerated sewage sludge increased again in 2016

WIESBADEN – In 2016, 1.1 million tonnes of sewage sludge (dry matter) - that is, nearly two thirds (65%) of the total amount of sewage sludge of public waste water treatment plants - were incinerated in Germany. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the proportion of incinerated sewage sludge increased markedly over the period of 10 years. In 2006, 47% of sewage sludge were subject to thermal disposal.

Basic data and long time series are available in table Dry matter of sewage sludge disposed of directly from waste water treatment plants (32214-0001) in the GENESIS-Online database

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