The total generation of waste in the 27 EU member countries and Norway divided into 7 different categories. The figure shows that about two thirds of all waste in 2006 was mineral waste, mainly from mining, quarrying, construction and demolition.
The EU-27 and Norway waste figures were added for each of the waste types. The ‘other waste’ fraction was calculated by subtracting all the waste types from the ‘Total wastes’. Finally the percentage was calculated on basis of the data for ‘Total waste’.
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Some 97.5% of water on the Earth is salt water, leaving only 2.5% as fresh water. Of this over two thirds is frozen in glaciers and polar ice caps. The remaining unfrozen fresh water is found mainly as groundwater, with only a small fraction present in rivers, lakes or in the air. Water is a precious resource, use it responsibly and don’t waste it!
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