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Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Monday 

Today in Norway: A roundup of the latest news on Monday 
Hovden, Norway.Photo by Vidar Nordli-Mathisen on Unsplash
Find out what's going on in Norway on Monday with The Local's short roundup of important news.

Norwegians threw away half a tonne of rubbish per person last year

The amount of rubbish Norwegians throw away every year has risen from 489 kilos per inhabitant to 531, according to figures from Waste Norway revealed to state broadcaster NRK

The waste recycling association said that the Covid-19 pandemic was one of the causes for waste rising between 2019 and 2020. 

“People were put into home offices, and their lifestyle changed. Many used their free time to clear their basements and attics. They were many visits to recycling stations,” Lars Pederson from Waste South told NRK.

In total, Norwegians threw away 2,418,000 tonnes of household waste in 2020, the highest ever figure for an individual year, according to Statistics Norway.

Pederson said he believed the amount of waste will go down after the pandemic and added that even though Norwegians were throwing away more rubbish, they were good at sorting their waste properly. 

July 22nd memorial service opened to the public 

The national memorial service commemorating the 10th anniversary of the July 22nd terror attacks has opened to the public. 

The service will take place at Oslo Spectrum. 

The majority of those who will be in attendance are the bereaved, survivors and other people who have been affected by the attacks, but extra tickets have been made available to the public. 

The evening address for the event will be given by King Harald. Prime Minister Erna Solberg will also be in attendance. 

Tickets are free on Ticketmaster, and the event will be broadcast on NRK1. 

UK arrivals to enter quarantine hotels 

Unvaccinated arrivals, or those without a valid EU or Norwegian Covid certificate, from the UK will be required to spend a minimum of three days in a quarantine hotel from today. 

The NIPH latest travel rules. Source: NIPH.

They will be released after returning a negative PCR test taken on day three. 

Fully vaccinated arrivals and those who have had Covid-19 within the past six months and can document this with the Norwegian or EU vaccine passport will still be exempt from quarantine. Those with only one jab will be able to quarantine at home for three days. 

READ MORE:  Norway to force unvaccinated UK arrivals into Covid quarantine hotels

109 new Covid-19 cases in Norway

On Sunday, 109 new coronavirus infections were registered in Norway, 52 less than the seven-day average. 

In Oslo, 19 new Covid-19 cases were recorded, six less than the average for the previous seven days. 

Fewer cases are processed and recorded on weekends than during weekdays. 

Total Number of Covid-19 cases in Norway. Source: NIPH.

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