Heavy metal spend on Norway's green measures
The metallurgy and wood processing industries are Norway's biggest investors in environmental measures, according to figures issued yesterday by the national statistics office (SSB). In 2000, the industrial and mining sector earmarked for environment NKr794m (€108m), equal to 5.2% of total investment spending, SSB said. For metals and wood, the figures were NKr330m (about 21%) and 229m (24%) respectively. Other noteworthy industries included paint and shellac (totalling 22%) and recycling (17%). Atmospheric pollution reduction measures accounted for 35% of green investment in all industries. See press release.