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Waste - Drivers and pressures (Norway)

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Consumption is the key driver
Waste Waste
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Economic growth, or growth in production and consumption, is the key driving force behind waste volumes in Norway. Larger homes, higher housing standards, frequent decoration and reconstruction, and increased spending on furniture and household appliances are typical examples of how affluence generates waste.


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