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Nature and the environment;Construction, housing and property
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avfbygganl, Waste from building and construction, trade waste, waste treatment, recovery, incineration, landfill, construction, rehabilitation, demolitionConstruction , Waste , Nature and the environment, Construction, housing and property
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Waste from building and construction

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Key figures

1.79

million tonnes waste from construction activity

Generated waste amounts from construction, rehabilitation and demolition of buildings. Tonnes. Main groups.
TonnesPartChange in per cent
2014 - 2015
2015
Total, construction activity1 785 533100.0-1.5
Construction606 54834.05.0
Rehabilitation557 27331.24.2
Demolition621 71234.8-8.2

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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
20131 818 896620 526628 600569 770
20141 813 092577 702534 886677 261
20151 785 533606 548557 273621 712
 
2015
Wood waste253 335105 441108 23039 664
Paper and cardboard20 73812 9436 5261 268
Plastics7 8205 6981 862261
Glass8 7522 7394 7891 224
Metals92 94221 44633 88037 616
Gypsum74 50344 85925 7653 879
EE-waste8 3541 1754 0693 110
Hazardous waste25 7514 31015 4406 002
Hazardous waste. Asbestos3 57801 8571 720
Hazardous waste. Impregnated wood7 04506 079966
Hazardous waste. Other8 7332 4964 4701 767
Bricks and concrete and other heavy building materials645 660102 156173 044370 459
Polluted bricks and concrete158 0068 49850 56598 943
Asphalt187 566177 4698 0052 091
Mixed waste279 755111 017114 78153 957
Other waste22 3538 79610 3203 237

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

Treatment of waste from construction, rehabilitation and demolition of buildings. Tonnes.
Treatment, totalSent to recyclingCompostingBiogas productionEnergy recoveryLandfillOther or unspecified
Material, total1 785 533871 140500538 058346 95229 352
Wood253 33556500253 0690180
Paper and cardboard20 73818 088001131292 407
Plastics7 8205 238002 2823000
Glass8 7528 1670005850
Metals92 94292 94200000
Gypsum74 50346 55600027 9460
EE-waste8 3546 987001 0630304
Bricks and concrete and other heavy building materials645 660498 635000129 13217 892
Polluted bricks and concrete158 0060000158 0060
Other waste22 3531 3660022920 7580
Mixed waste279 7552 98500275 7121 0580
Asphalt187 566186 643000292631
Hazardous waste25 7513 478005 5898 7467 938

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

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

Not relevant

Coherence with other statistics

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Legal authority

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EEA reference

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