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Environment > Municipal waste generation per million: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Kilograms of municipal waste generated per year (2000). Figures expressed per million population for the same year.

CONTENTS

# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Ireland 147.17 kgs per person per year 2000
2 Norway 138.05 kgs per person per year 2000
3 Denmark 123.6 kgs per person per year 2000
4 Switzerland 90.48 kgs per person per year 2000
5 Finland 88.87 kgs per person per year 2000
6 Austria 69.9 kgs per person per year 2000
7 Belgium 53.65 kgs per person per year 2000
8 Sweden 50.72 kgs per person per year 2000
9 Netherlands 38.3 kgs per person per year 2000
10 Australia 36.03 kgs per person per year 2000
11 Canada 20.8 kgs per person per year 2000
12 United Kingdom 9.51 kgs per person per year 2000
13 Italy 8.78 kgs per person per year 2000
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 8.57 kgs per person per year 2000
14 France 8.37 kgs per person per year 2000
15 Germany 6.57 kgs per person per year 2000
16 Japan 3.23 kgs per person per year 2000
17 United States 2.69 kgs per person per year 2000

Citation

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

Environment > Municipal waste generation per million: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Environment > Municipal waste generation per million

  • All of the top 7 countries by municipal waste generation per million are Christian.
  • United States ranked last for municipal waste generation per million amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2000.
  • All of the bottom 17 countries by municipal waste generation per million are High income OECD.
  • All of the top 9 countries by municipal waste generation per million are European.
  • All of the top 4 countries by municipal waste generation per million are Cold countries'.
  • Japan ranked last for municipal waste generation per million amongst Non-religious countries in 2000.
  • All of the bottom 7 countries by municipal waste generation per million are Heavily indebted.
  • Ireland ranked first for municipal waste generation per million amongst European Union in 2000.
  • 3 of the top 4 countries by municipal waste generation per million are Tourist destination.
  • United Kingdom ranked second last for municipal waste generation per million amongst English speaking countries in 2000.
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