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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

1.82

million tonnes waste from construction activity

Generated waste amounts from construction, rehabilitation and demolition of buildings. Tonnes. Main groups.
TonnesPartChange in per cent
2017 - 2018
2018
Total, construction activity1 819 948100.0-4.0
Construction650 51135.7-1.2
Rehabilitation450 78924.8-6.0
Demolition718 64839.5-5.3

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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
20161 875 994634 929526 367714 697
20171 896 557658 339479 402758 816
20181 819 948650 511450 789718 648
 
2018
Wood waste244 037113 88180 52549 631
Paper and cardboard21 11314 2335 4431 437
Plastics10 5386 8782 976684
Glass10 0023 7604 8741 368
Metals96 07823 83129 17043 077
Gypsum75 02147 91121 8415 269
EE-waste8 4721 4383 4773 557
Hazardous waste47 0313 70323 11120 217
Hazardous waste. Asbestos8 58003 1425 437
Hazardous waste. Impregnated wood11 05308 6962 357
Hazardous waste. Other10 6511 5286 5892 534
Bricks and concrete and other heavy building materials677 459112 828148 619416 012
Polluted bricks and concrete152 6669 95031 068111 648
Asphalt192 226183 5406 2742 412
Mixed waste264 696119 75885 19759 741
Other waste20 6098 8008 2143 595

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 819 9481 057 93600349 125389 70223 191
Wood244 0374 15000238 7971 0890
Paper and cardboard21 11318 0810001 9641 068
Plastics10 5384 860002 9522 7270
Glass10 0027 375001 370623634
Metals96 07896 07800000
Gypsum75 02138 70100036 3190
EE-waste8 4726 438001 1690866
Bricks and concrete and other heavy building materials677 459396 042000277 3904 024
Polluted bricks and concrete152 6660000152 6660
Other waste20 6092 3640088517 3590
Mixed waste264 6961 58000263 11600
Asphalt192 226192 22600000
Hazardous waste47 0319 694009 76917 06810 500

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 Energy, Environmental and Transport 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

Not relevant

Legal authority

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EEA reference

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