Terms used in official statistics

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Plants using the environment


Plants, which due to their economic activity (production or service) use natural resources, influence or may influence the state of environment by the introduction of substances or energy (i.e.: wastewater, gases and particulates, waste, heat, etc.).

In statistic they include:

- plants of significant nuisance to air quality, i.e. with considerable emission and making payments for using the environment;

- plants withdrawing yearly from own intakes 5 dam3 and more of underground water or withdrawing 20 dam3 and more of surface water or discharging 20 dam3 and more of wastewater;

- plants producing yearly 1 thous. tonnes in total of hazardous or other than hazardous waste (excluding municipal waste) or with 1 mln tonnes or more of waste accumulated on own areas.

Contact person on methodology:
GUS – Departament Rolnictwa i Środowiska