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Environment > Waste > Hazardous waste created per thousand people: Countries Compared

DEFINITION: Annual generation of hazardous waste (as defined by the Basel Convention). Figures expressed per thousand people for the same year.

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# COUNTRY AMOUNT DATE GRAPH HISTORY
1 Estonia 5,622.76 tonnes 2008
2 Bulgaria 1,710.88 tonnes 2008
3 Serbia 1,119.41 tonnes 2008
4 Kyrgyzstan 1,055.79 tonnes 2009
5 Russia 993.72 tonnes 2009
6 Belgium 552.65 tonnes 2008
7 Luxembourg 407.48 tonnes 2008
8 Finland 407.13 tonnes 2008
9 Portugal 317.05 tonnes 2008
10 Netherlands 287.24 tonnes 2008
11 Norway 280.29 tonnes 2008
12 Germany 271.87 tonnes 2008
13 Sweden 223.8 tonnes 2008
14 Jordan 223.61 tonnes 2008
15 France 169.22 tonnes 2008
16 Ireland 167.98 tonnes 2008
17 Austria 159.53 tonnes 2008
18 Armenia 157.51 tonnes 2009
19 Switzerland 152.65 tonnes 2002
20 Czech Republic 144.9 tonnes 2008
21 Malta 133.58 tonnes 2008
22 Cuba 125.41 tonnes 2007
23 United Kingdom 118.66 tonnes 2008
24 United States 117.72 tonnes 2005
25 Italy 111.23 tonnes 2008
26 Slovakia 97.51 tonnes 2008
27 Spain 80.09 tonnes 2008
28 Denmark 76.39 tonnes 2008
29 Slovenia 75.57 tonnes 2008
30 Singapore 71.38 tonnes 2009
31 Hungary 66.81 tonnes 2008
32 Guatemala 63.29 tonnes 2006
33 Malaysia 61.36 tonnes 2009
34 South Korea 60.87 tonnes 2003
35 Israel 43.92 tonnes 2008
36 Niger 42.02 tonnes 2005
37 Poland 38.52 tonnes 2008
38 Mexico 35.69 tonnes 2000
39 United Arab Emirates 35.35 tonnes 2009
40 Lithuania 34.46 tonnes 2008
41 Bahrain 33.91 tonnes 2007
42 Australia 32.69 tonnes 2002
43 Latvia 29.77 tonnes 2008
44 Iceland 29.11 tonnes 2004
45 Lebanon 28.58 tonnes 2002
46 Thailand 27.98 tonnes 2007
47 Ukraine 26.72 tonnes 2009
48 Japan 26.1 tonnes 1999
49 Romania 24.37 tonnes 2008
50 Bosnia and Herzegovina 23.77 tonnes 2008
51 Greece 22.51 tonnes 2008
52 Cyprus 22.08 tonnes 2008
53 Macau 22.03 tonnes 2009
54 Philippines 20.68 tonnes 2009
55 Tunisia 15.35 tonnes 2002
56 Turkey 14.55 tonnes 2008
57 Ecuador 13.35 tonnes 2008
58 Croatia 13.18 tonnes 2008
59 Andorra 11.43 tonnes 2006
60 Monaco 11.04 tonnes 2009
61 China 10.74 tonnes 2009
62 Algeria 9.85 tonnes 2003
63 Dominica 8.98 tonnes 2002
64 Trinidad and Tobago 8.92 tonnes 2003
65 Qatar 8.75 tonnes 2008
66 Senegal 8.52 tonnes 1999
67 Hong Kong 7.86 tonnes 2009
68 India 7.12 tonnes 2006
69 Zambia 6.97 tonnes 2005
70 Morocco 4.14 tonnes 2000
71 Jamaica 3.76 tonnes 2006
72 Mauritius 3.25 tonnes 2009
73 Belize 3.25 tonnes 2000
74 Yemen 2.54 tonnes 1995
75 Madagascar 2.37 tonnes 2007
76 Sri Lanka 2.21 tonnes 1996
77 Azerbaijan 1.79 tonnes 2009
78 Colombia 1.74 tonnes 2008
79 Zimbabwe 0.853 tonnes 2009
80 Burkina Faso 0.64 tonnes 2002
81 Bangladesh 0.53 tonnes 2005
82 Cameroon 0.434 tonnes 2009
83 Panama 0.33 tonnes 2007
84 Togo 0.326 tonnes 2007
85 Moldova 0.316 tonnes 2009
86 Benin 0.229 tonnes 2002
87 Iraq 0.0794 tonnes 2008
88 Chile 0.0147 tonnes 2009
89 Syria 0.00266 tonnes 2003
90 Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 0.00139 tonnes 2002

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"All countries compared for Environment > Waste > Hazardous waste created per thousand people", 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. Aggregates compiled by NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Environment/Waste/Hazardous-waste-created-per-thousand-people

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