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Country vs country: Japan and United States compared: Environment > Waste stats

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STAT Japan United States HISTORY
Hazardous waste created 3.31 million tonnes
Ranked 7th.
34.79 million tonnes
Ranked 2nd. 11 times more than Japan

Hazardous waste created per thousand people 26.1 tonnes
Ranked 24th.
117.72 tonnes
Ranked 5th. 5 times more than Japan

Local garbage collected 54.37 million tonnes
Ranked 3rd.
222.86 million tonnes
Ranked 1st. 4 times more than Japan

Local garbage collected per thousand people 425.68 tonnes
Ranked 32nd.
754.15 tonnes
Ranked 5th. 77% more than Japan

Population served by local garbage collection 99.8%
Ranked 25th.
100%
Ranked 24th. About the same as Japan

SOURCES: United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables. Population figures from World Bank: (1) United Nations Population Division. World Population Prospects, (2) United Nations Statistical Division. Population and Vital Statistics Report (various years), (3) Census reports and other statistical publications from national statistical offices, (4) Eurostat: Demographic Statistics, (5) Secretariat of the Pacific Community: Statistics and Demography Programme, and (6) U.S. Census Bureau: International Database.; United Nations Statistics Division. Source tables

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