In 2018, the total environmental protection expenditure by the mining and quarrying industry and the manufacturing industry amounted to just over 1 billion euros.
Current expenditure (labour cost, rent payments, energy consumption, etc.) of the industry on environmental protection amounted to just over 600 million euros.
Total investments amounted to 431 million euros.
68 % for integrated investments or capital expenditure on new, or modification of (existing) technologies or equipment designed to reduce the amount of pollution created at the source.
The remaining 32 % were end-of-pipe investments or capital expenditure (methods, techniques, etc.) used to capture and eliminate the pollution caused by the operating activities of enterprises.
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