The volumes of expenditures in the EEA region (excl. LI and TR) are calculated by adding up the raw values of EU27 with the raw values of Iceland, Norway and Switzerland. In order to calculate the index (base year 1995) for all the table categories, the value of the expenditure volumes (as calculated previously) for each year (1995-2010) is divided by the expenditure value of year 1995 and then multiplied by 100.
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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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