Aggregated material use, historic and projected to 2020
50 % of data points lie below and 50 % lie above the median. The median is more useful than the average (mean) when differences between individual countries under comparison are very significant, which is the case here.
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This briefing is part of the EEA's report The European Environment - State and Outlook 2015. The EEA is an official agency of the EU, tasked with providing information on Europe’s environment.
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