The trade & services sector (also called the tertiary sector) can be divided into six sub-sectors:
The last sub-sector also includes activities related to waste collection and treatment and waste water treatment.Trade & services on an economic level is by far the largest sector in Flanders. Furthermore it also provides a large proportion of the employment. The impact of the tertiary sector is also not negligible on an environmental level. Trade & services produces almost twice as much primary waste as households and almost a fifth of the total waste in Flanders. If the secondary waste – generated by the waste treatment industry (which also belong to the sector) – are included this share even amounts to 35 %. The energy use of trade & services is less important compared to the other sectors (share of 6.3 % in 2007). However this has increased by 90 % compared to 1990; this is an increase by more than double as much as for the whole of Flanders. Nevertheless large savings potentials are possible in this sector according to multiple studies.
De verstoringsketen is een veelgebruikt analysekader in de internationale milieurapportering.
De keten schematiseert de oorzaken tot en met de gevolgen van de milieuproblemen.
The DPSI-R chain is a frequently used analysis framework in international environmental
reporting. The DPSI-R chain outlines the causes to the impacts of environmental