The First Circularity Gap Report Published in Norway

by | Aug 27, 2020 | Climate | 0 comments

Closing the Circularity Gap
in Norway

The Circularity Gap Report Norway is an in-depth analysis of how Norway consumes raw materials to fuel its societal needs. Currently, 97.6% of materials consumed each year never make it back into the economy.

Norway also has one of the highest per capita consumption rates in the world (44.3 tonnes per person). At 2.4%, its circularity rate is below the global average (8.6%). Each year Norway consumes 235 million tons of materials – metals, fossil fuels, biomass and minerals – to meet its internal needs. However, the report reveals how Norway could see a 20-fold increase in its circularity by restructuring its businesses and industry through 6 key actions in the following fields:

  • Construction
  • Food
  • Energy
  • Repair, reuse and recycle
  • Transport
  • Forestry and wood products.

See the link below to view the entire Circularity Gap Report in pdf form.