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    Investments in noise protection at record high in 2016

    In 2016, enterprises in industry (excluding construction) invested 133.5 million euros in tangible fixed assets for noise and vibration protection in Germany, according to provisional results. To coincide with the International Noise Awareness Day on 25 April, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis...

    Press release

    2018-04-24

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    85% of waste electrical and electronic equipment recycled in 2016

    In 2016, the total of waste electrical and electronic equipment accepted and treated in primary treatment facilities amounted to 782,2 thousand tonnes, of which 667.8 thousand tonnes were recycled, that is recovered as material. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this figure...

    Press release

    2018-03-16

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    Household energy consumption for housing continues to increase

    In 2016, private households in Germany used 665 billion kilowatt hours of energy for housing purposes, which again was an increase on the previous year. According to calculations of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), this was a rise of 1.4% on 2015 (temperature adjusted and not including...

    Press release

    2018-03-01

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    Raw material input for consumption and investments in 2014: 1.3 billion tonnes

    According to provisional calculations of the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis), Germany's raw material footprint amounted to 1.30 billion tonnes in 2014. The footprint indicates how much raw material is used globally for the production of goods to meet consumption and investment demand in...

    Press release

    2018-02-15

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    Foodstuffs consumed in Germany are mostly grown abroad

    A cultivation area of just over 19.4 million hectares (not including agricultural buildings and farmyards) was needed to grow the foodstuffs consumed in Germany in 2015. To coincide with the International Green Week 2018 in Berlin, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was...

    Press release

    2018-01-25

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    Biowaste up by 6 kilograms per capita in 2016 from a year earlier

    On the basis of provisional data, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that a total of 38.1 million tonnes of waste were collected from households in 2016. This was an increase of 0.7 million tonnes or 7 kilograms per head of the population compared with 2015. Biowaste accounted for the...

    Press release

    2017-12-19

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    Drinking water flat rates for households in 99 tariff areas in 2016

    In 99 tariff areas, households paid exclusively a basic charge (flat rate) for drinking water supply in 2016, which averaged 85.42 euros for the whole year. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this tariff type is most common in the Länder of Bayern (56 tariff areas) and ...

    Press release

    2017-12-18

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    The amount of incinerated sewage sludge increased again in 2016

    In 2016, 1.1 million tonnes of sewage sludge (dry matter) - that is, nearly two thirds (65%) of the total amount of sewage sludge of public waste water treatment plants - were incinerated in Germany. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that the proportion of incinerated sewage...

    Press release

    2017-12-12

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    Balance of greenhouse gas emissions in land use deteriorated between 2010 and 2015

    Although more greenhouse gases were absorbed from the environment than released into it by land use, land-use change and forestry activities in 2015, too, this balance has deteriorated since 2010. To coincide with the World Climate Conference currently taking place in Bonn, the Federal Statistical...

    Press release

    2017-11-17

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    Primary energy consumption again slightly up since 2014

    Besides developing renewable energy sources, reducing energy consumption by saving energy and increasing energy efficiency is the second major pillar in the process of transforming the energy system. To coincide with the World Climate Conference currently taking place in Bonn, the Federal...

    Press release

    2017-11-16

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