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). Copyright holder: European Environment Agency (EEA).
SOx (upper line) trend is significantly different from last year as emissions from international shipping for Spain are this year included. This has made SOx trend more stable from 1990 to 2002 while increasing thereafter, reaching 1990 levels in 2007. Emissions decreased since 2007, reducing 1990 levels by 14% in 2010.
Around 10 million pairs of usable spectacles are discarded each year in Europe and North America. These can be used to help people in the developing world to afford glasses. Most opticians now act as collection points for old glasses, so drop yours off and give them a new lease on life.
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