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Environment of Poland

In Poland, the amount of alternative and nuclear energy consumed amounts to 0.6% of the total energy use. Poland emits 8.3 metric tons per capita of CO₂. The number of road motor vehicles per 1000 inhabitants in Poland is 548.


Total land area of Poland is 312,679 km2 (approx. 120,725 mi²). 90000 km2 of Poland's territory is covered in forests. and forest land comprises 29% of all the land in the country.

Issues Poland faces

Currently Poland faces various issues, including serious air pollution steming from sulfur dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants, and the resulting acid rain that causes forest damage, water pollution from industrial and municipal sources is also a problem, as is disposal of hazardous wastes, pollution levels should continue to decrease as industrial establishments bring their facilities up to EU code, but at substantial cost to business and the government.