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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