How much waste does Europe produce?
Denmark is the biggest producer of municipal waste per capita in the European Union, with each inhabitant generating an average of 844 kilograms of waste in 2019. This was followed by Luxembourg and Malta.
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How much waste is produced each year?
According to the United Nations we dump 2.12 billion tons of waste every year.
Which country produces the most waste per year?
As a nation, Americans generate more waste than any other nation in the world with 4.5 pounds (2.0 kg) of municipal solid waste (MSW) per person per day, fifty five percent of which is contributed as residential garbage.
How much does Europe waste per person?
People in the European Union (EU-28) generated roughly 490 kilograms of municipal waste per capita in 2018.
How much waste is produced globally each year?
The world generates 2.01 billion tonnes of municipal solid waste annually, with at least 33 percent of that—extremely conservatively—not managed in an environmentally safe manner.
How much plastic waste is produced in Europe each year?
In 2018, the volume of plastic waste collected in the EU totaled 29.1 million metric tons. Of this amount, just 9.4 million metric tons was recycled, whilst 7.2 million metric tons was disposed of at landfill sites. The majority of plastic waste collected was from plastic packaging.
Which countries incinerate their waste?
Denmark and Sweden have been leaders by using the energy generated from incineration for more than a century, in localised combined heat and power facilities supporting district heating schemes.
Which country is plastic free?
Rwanda. Rwanda became the world’s first ‘plastic-free’ nation in 2009, 10 years after it introduced a ban on all plastic bags and plastic packaging.