Trash produced per capita in all countries

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

The map below was created by using World Bank data. It shows pounds of municipal solid waste are generated per capita daily.

Trash produced per capita in all countries

The largest producers of garbage per capita are also Kuwait, Antigua and Barbuda, St. Kitts and Nevis, Guyana, Sri Lanka, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Qatar, and Bahrain.

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