Waste generation from daily household and commercial activities
12 Nov 2009
01 Jan 2002
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The variations in waste generated from daily household and commercial activities between member countries are small, except for Austria and Iceland, which have considerably less than average waste generation
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).
The correlation between private consumption and waste generated from daily household and commercial activities does not exist; the level of generation is less dependent on income than on differences between member countries.
When travelling to exotic places, choose your souvenirs carefully.
Trade in items such as woodcarvings, red coral or ornaments with fur or feathers, is often regulated and permits are required to bring them home. Check the rules, as there are strict laws governing exports of wildlife and you could risk having your souvenir confiscated.
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