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STAT France United States HISTORY
Hazardous waste created 10.89 million tonnes
Ranked 6th.
34.79 million tonnes
Ranked 2nd. 3 times more than France

Hazardous waste created per thousand people 169.22 tonnes
Ranked 16th. 44% more than United States
117.72 tonnes
Ranked 5th.

Local garbage collected 34.5 million tonnes
Ranked 4th.
222.86 million tonnes
Ranked 1st. 6 times more than France

Local garbage collected per thousand people 533.27 tonnes
Ranked 23th.
754.15 tonnes
Ranked 5th. 41% more than France

Population served by local garbage collection 100%
Ranked 3rd. The same as United States
100%
Ranked 24th.

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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