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Negligible increase in waste from building activities
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Statistics show waste material distribution, waste treatment and total amount of waste generated by building activities in Norway on a yearly basis. The statistics form part of the complete waste accounts for Norway.

Waste from building and construction

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Key figures

1.87

million tonnes of waste from construction in 2014

Generated waste amounts from construction, rehabilitation and demolition of buildings. Tonnes. Main groups.
TonnesPartChange in per cent
2013 - 2014
2014
Total, construction activity1 866 947100.02.6
Construction629 25833.71.4
Rehabilitation566 77730.4-9.8
Demolition670 91335.917.8

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Table 1 
Generated waste amounts from construction, rehabilitation and demolition of buildings. Tonnes.

Generated waste amounts from construction, rehabilitation and demolition of buildings. Tonnes.
Total, construction activityConstructionRehabilitationDemolition
20121 879 975615 093702 166562 716
20131 818 896620 526628 600569 770
20141 866 947629 258566 777670 913
 
2014
Wood waste262 087116 55682 76062 771
Paper and cardboard25 26614 3168 8592 091
Plastics5 1493 4351 66845
Glass9 0562 4764 9221 659
Metals86 71422 05235 57429 089
Gypsum65 92237 78225 4482 692
EE-waste9 7512 2365 2962 220
Hazardous waste23 2432 16611 7009 377
Hazardous waste. Asbestos2 57801 663915
Hazardous waste. Impregnated wood4 65004 063587
Hazardous waste. Other5 3658713 681813
Bricks and concrete and other heavy building materials777 165106 437202 179468 550
Polluted bricks and concrete21 93705 87316 065
Asphalt237 876180 89132 59024 395
Mixed waste320 119135 864136 23548 019
Other waste22 6615 04713 6733 941

Table 2 
Treatment of waste from construction, rehabilitation and demolition of buildings. Tonnes 2014.

Treatment of waste from construction, rehabilitation and demolition of buildings. Tonnes 2014.
Treatment, totalSent to recyclingCompostingBiogas productionEnergy recoveryLandfillOther or unspecified
Material, total1 866 9491 017 935210575 000206 84967 146
Wood262 0871 81930259 8851379
Paper and cardboard25 26624 013001 203050
Plastics5 1484 08000451361256
Glass9 0576 1050007692 182
Metals86 71486 689004021
Gypsum65 92244 72400019 8501 348
EE-waste9 7527 474001 1861 00884
Bricks and concrete and other heavy building materials777 167599 455000133 94943 763
Polluted bricks and concrete21 938000221 9380
Other waste22 6612 5920071617 1932 160
Mixed waste320 118170180306 4294 1929 309
Asphalt237 876235 5920001192 165
Hazardous waste23 2435 221005 1247 4695 429

About the statistics

The purpose of the statistics is to provide annual, national figures for waste from construction activities, material distribution and waste treatment. The composition of the waste depends on the materials used in buildings, and much of the waste is concrete, brick and wood. The statistics are used directly in the waste accounts for Norway, and for international reporting (EU).

Administrative information

Name and topic

Name: Waste from building and construction
Topic: Nature and the environment

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Responsible division

Division for Natural Resources and Environmental Statistics

Regional level

Whole Country

Frequency and timeliness

Yearly

International reporting

The statistics contributes to complete the waste accounts of Norway, which provides basis for reporting to Eurostat in accordance with Forordningen for avfallsstatistikk (EC 2150/2002) .

Microdata

Raw data from respondents and the basis for calculation of factors stored on Linux. Calculations are stored in Excel and SAS programs.

Background

Background and purpose

The purpose of statistics is to provide annual , national figures for waste from construction activities , material distribution and waste treatment . The statistics also helps to complete waste accounts for Norway .

The survey of waste from construction activities was initiated as a pilot project in 1998. In 1999 started the project "Establishment of statistics of construction waste" as documented in the report Bygg- og anleggsavfall (in Norwegian only).

Construction activities annually produces large amounts of waste. The quantities in question are dependent on buisness prospects. In addition to new construction, renovation and demolition also generates waste. The composition of the waste depend on the materials used in buildings, and much of the waste is concrete, brick and wood.

Users and applications

The statistics are used directly in the waste accounts , and for international reporting (EU). The statistics are used for assessment of waste measures taken by the Environmental agencies and when making waste management plans in municipalities. In addition, the statistics of the manufacturing industries, the waste industry, media and the public.

Equal treatment of users

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Coherence with other statistics

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Legal authority

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EEA reference

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