Environment and Sustainability
Barcelona and its metropolitan area, which totals over 5 million inhabitants, promotes activities with relevant results in sustainable management:
- Barcelona beats the European record on minimal water consumption per person.
- Barcelona generates less gas with greenhouse effect per capita compared to most western cities.
- Barcelona’s selective waste collection has increased by 188% since 2001.
- Barcelona’s metropolitan area has generated 287,748 MWh from water and waste treatment facilities. This means saving 110,783 tons of CO2 eq generated for energy production.