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Environment > Waste generation per million: Countries Compared

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

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH
1 Denmark 104.88 kgs per person per year 2000
2 New Zealand 98.5 kgs per person per year 2000
3 Ireland 86.72 kgs per person per year 2000
4 Norway 73.48 kgs per person per year 2000
5 Switzerland 62.64 kgs per person per year 2000
6 Austria 47.43 kgs per person per year 2000
7 Belgium 43.9 kgs per person per year 2000
8 Finland 36.71 kgs per person per year 2000
9 Netherlands 33.28 kgs per person per year 2000
10 Australia 20.88 kgs per person per year 2000
11 Canada 10.72 kgs per person per year 2000
12 United Kingdom 8.15 kgs per person per year 2000
13 France 5.91 kgs per person per year 2000
Group of 7 countries (G7) average (profile) 5.45 kgs per person per year 2000
14 Germany 4.14 kgs per person per year 2000
15 Japan 2.13 kgs per person per year 2000
16 United States 1.63 kgs per person per year 2000

Citation

"Countries Compared by Environment > 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/Waste-generation-per-million

Environment > Waste generation per million: Countries Compared Map

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Interesting observations about Environment > Waste generation per million

  • United States ranked last for waste generation per million amongst Group of 7 countries (G7) in 2000.
  • 7 of the top 8 countries by waste generation per million are Christian.
  • All of the bottom 16 countries by waste generation per million are High income OECD.
  • 8 of the top 9 countries by waste generation per million are European.
  • 7 of the top 8 countries by waste generation per million are Cold countries'.
  • United Kingdom ranked second last for waste generation per million amongst English speaking countries in 2000.
  • Japan ranked last for waste generation per million amongst Non-religious countries in 2000.
  • All of the bottom 6 countries by waste generation per million are Heavily indebted.
  • Germany ranked last for waste generation per million amongst Western Europe in 2000.
  • France ranked second last for waste generation per million amongst Eurozone in 2000.
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