EEA standard re-use policy: unless otherwise indicated, re-use of content on the EEA website for commercial or non-commercial purposes is permitted free of charge, provided that the source is acknowledged (http://www.eea.europa.eu/legal/copyright).
A negative value (e.g. -51%) indicates that this sector has contributed to the total reduction in particulate matter emissions (by 51%). In contrast, a positive value indicates an increase in emissions has occurred and hence a positive contribution to emissions has been made. Data not available for Liechtenstein.
We're using an increasing number of one-use products such as plastic razors, cups, paper towels, wipes, nappies, plastic bags, paper napkins and even disposable cameras to name a few. Not only do they usually cost more in the long-run, they involve the consumption of more resources and energy than their reusable alternatives.
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