490,000 tons of material recycled in Czech Republic in 2009
A representative of the Union of Towns and Municipalities in the Czech Republic revealed statistics on Wednesday showing that Czechs recycled 35.8 kilograms of recyclable waste (paper, plastics, glass, and drinks cartons) per head in 2009. The result mirrors that of 2008. In all, 490,000 tons of recyclable material were recovered, the official said. The Czech Republic has a population of just over 10 million. The most diligent areas when it came to recycling included Prague and the Plzeň and Hradec Králové regions.