In 2019, the total environmental protection expenditure by the mining and quarrying industry and the manufacturing industry amounted to just under 1 billion euros.
Current expenditure (labour cost, rent payments, energy consumption, etc.) of the industry on environmental protection amounted to just under 600 million euros.
Total investments amounted to 402 million euros.
62% were integrated investments or capital expenditure to create or adapt (existing) technologies to prevent pollution at source.
The remaining 38% 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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