This is an archived release.
Export of waste is increasing
The export of waste from Norwegian waste treatment plants is doubled from 2003 until 2004. In 2004 a total of 226 000 tons, or 5 per cent of the total amount of the collected waste, was exported.
Half of the exported waste was sent to material recovery, and the rest was incinerated with energy recovery.
|Treated by plant1 , 2. 1992-2004. 1 000 tonnes|
|1992||21||1 687||342||3 250||92||1 779|
|1995||52||1 895||493||3 360||133||2 028|
|1998||99||1 928||470||3 343||127||2 055|
|2001||284||1 396||669||3 489||181||1 577|
|2003||277||1 399||798||560||238||1 637|
|2004||351||1 405||739||556||183||1 588|
|1||Excluding waste incinerated or landfilled by industrial local units.|
|2||Waste for material recovery is not included.|
Calculated from an avery energy recovery rate of 73 per cent at
Norwegian waste incineration plants.
Incineration is decreasing
After 12 years with increased amounts of incineration in Norway, the trend is changing. From 2003 until 2004 the incineration in Norway was reduced with 7 per cent.
739 000 tons were incinerated at Norwegian treatment plants in 2004. In the same period the export was increasing, and 113 000 ton was sent abroad for incineration.
Reduction in landfill is stagnating
Since many years with reduction in landfill, it seems like the level for landfill is steadying on approximately 1,4 million tons pr. year.
Household waste made approximately 25 per cent of the landfill in 2004.
Masses used for covering landfill has increased and made 22 per cent of the total landfill in 2004.
In 2004 351 000 tons of waste were sent to composting, an increase of 28 per cent compared to 2003.
The waste is on journey
A lot of the waste is entering more than one treatment plant. Some of the sorted waste were sent to landfill or incineration, and the remnants after incineration and sifting were sent to landfill.
For more information, see also Waste Accounts 2000 :