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Waste - Why care? (Norway)

Releases of greenhouse gases and hazardous substances
Topic
Waste Waste
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Climate and Pollution Agency
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Climate and Pollution Agency
Reporting country
Norway
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Last updated
03 Jan 2011
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CC By 2.5
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Climate and Pollution Agency
Published: 26 Nov 2010 Modified: 13 Apr 2011 Feed synced: 03 Jan 2011 original

Economic growth is one reason for the rising quantities of waste.There is more and more hazardous waste from consumer goods such as computers and mobile phones. However, with more waste recovery, the quantity of waste delivered for final disposal has remained relatively stable. Norway aims to recover about 75 per cent of all waste by 2010, this goal has been reached. Releases from waste treatment have been reduced in recent years.

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