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Waste - Drivers and pressures (Norway)

Consumption is the key driver
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Waste Waste
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Climate and Pollution Agency
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Climate and Pollution Agency
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Norway
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03 Jan 2011
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Published: 26 Nov 2010 Modified: 13 Apr 2011 Feed synced: 03 Jan 2011 original

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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