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Environment > Municipal waste generation: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Kilograms of municipal waste generated per year (2000).

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 United States 760 kgs per person per year 2000
2 Australia 690 kgs per person per year 2000
3 Denmark 660 kgs per person per year 2000
4 Switzerland 650 kgs per person per year 2000
5 Canada 640 kgs per person per year 2000
6 Norway 620 kgs per person per year 2000
7 Netherlands 610 kgs per person per year 2000
=8 Austria 560 kgs per person per year 2000
=8 United Kingdom 560 kgs per person per year 2000
=8 Ireland 560 kgs per person per year 2000
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 560 kgs per person per year 2000
11 Belgium 550 kgs per person per year 2000
12 Germany 540 kgs per person per year 2000
13 France 510 kgs per person per year 2000
14 Italy 500 kgs per person per year 2000
15 Finland 460 kgs per person per year 2000
16 Sweden 450 kgs per person per year 2000
17 Japan 410 kgs per person per year 2000

Citation

"Countries Compared by Environment > Municipal waste generation. International Statistics at NationMaster.com", OECD Environmental Data Compendium: 2002. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Environment/Municipal-waste-generation

Environment > Municipal waste generation: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Environment > Municipal waste generation

All of the top 2 countries by municipal waste generation are Former British Colonies'.
All of the top 4 countries by municipal waste generation are Christian.
United States ranked first for municipal waste generation amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2000.
All of the bottom 17 countries by municipal waste generation are High income OECD.
All of the top 2 countries by municipal waste generation are English speaking .
10 of the bottom 11 countries by municipal waste generation are European Union.
11 of the bottom 12 countries by municipal waste generation are European.
Australia ranked first for municipal waste generation amongst Non-religious countries in 2000.
10 of the top 12 countries by municipal waste generation are Cold countries'.
France ranked last for municipal waste generation amongst Western Europe in 2000.

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They calculated the total to get the average. 9730/17 gave thier average.

Posted on 16 Jun 2011

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