Environment statistics are experiencing a growing interest due to the relevance of their topic. This is, above all, the result of Europe strategies which foster integration of environment topics in the socio-economic policies.
Waste generation is among the environmental issues which have a direct impact on daily life. The problem of waste management can be overcome reducing upstream its generation and risk, even during times of economic growth, by implementing measures for recycling large quantities. All this in order to reduce the negative effects of waste generation on human health and on environment. Therefore a sustainable management should be pursued and a residual share only of the collected waste should be landfilled. Separate waste collection is key for the correct waste management. The goal of the National Provision for 2008 was achieved six years later in 2014.
Air pollution is one of the main environmental problems especially at urban level. Both the number of households who perceived air pollution in the area where they live and who declared to perceive unpleasant odors increased to 2014.
Fed water for drinking purposes, has increased since 1999 by 3.8% between 2008 to 2012. The supply of drinking water deriving from underground water accounted for 84.8% (47.9% from wells and 37.0% from springs), 15.1% from external waters (0.8% lakes, 9.6% basins of water supply networks and 4.7% from external water streams) and for 0.1% from marine and brackish water.