Trash produced per capita in all countries

Pounds of municipal solid waste generated per capita, daily.

Trash produced per capita in all countries

Source: www.city-data.com Data: World Bank

Every year around two billion tons of municipal solid trash is generated around the world. In the developed world the undisputed leader in the United States with 258 tons annually. However, if you compare the trash produced per 100 thousand residents, surprisingly, citizens of Iceland outperform the United States. Other top-performing nations are Mongolia and Moldavia.

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