Waste - Outlook 2020 (Norway)

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The total quantity of waste increased by approximately 41 per cent between 1995 and 2009, while the gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 40 per cent in the same period.

According toNorway's national goal growth in the total amount of waste is to be significantly lower than the economic growth. As shown in the figure below wasteamounts were not developing in line with thisgoal.

The national goal on waste recovery is that 75 per centof the total quantity of waste is to recovered in 2010, this target has been reached since 2004 . The proportion is subsequently to beraised to 80 per cent. This is based on the principle that the quantity of waste recovered should be increased to a level that is appropriate in economic and environmental terms.

Statistics Norway has calculated that 78 per cent of the total quantity of waste was recovered in 2009.

According to the national goalhazardous waste is to be dealt with in an appropriate way, so that it is either recovered or sufficient treatment capacity is provided within Norway.

Most of the hazardous waste that is generated in Norway is dealt withinwithin the country.According to Statistics Norway about 11 per cent was exported for approved treatment in 2008. A total of 1,1 million tonnes was handled in Norway. About 65 000 tonnes was handled in unknown ways.


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