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Italy: generated municipal solid waste per capita 2010-2017

Municipal solid waste generated per capita in Italy from 2010 to 2017 (in kilograms per inhabitant)

by Statista Research Department, last edited Aug 9, 2019
Italy: generated municipal solid waste per capita 2010-2017 In Italy, the amount of waste generated per capita decreased over time. More specifically, the amount of municipal solid waste produced by Italian citizens steadily decreased between 2010 and 2015, when it reached an all-time low of 486.7 kilograms per inhabitant. In 2016, the quantity of waste reached 497 kilograms per capita, before decreasing once more in 2017.  
Regional distribution of waste generation

In 2017, Emilia Romagna was the region with the greatest quantity of municipal solid waste generated per inhabitant. The volume of waste produced in the region reached 642.3 kilograms per capita, during the year considered. Tuscany followed with 600.4 kilograms per capita.  

Waste sorting and disposal

Over the past few years, the volume of waste subjected to sorted collection considerably increased, from approximately 12.5 million tons in 2013 to roughly 16.4 million tons in 2017 Veneto was the most virtuous region in terms of waste collection processes, as to that it was the region with the greatest share of waste subjected to sorted collection. As regards waste disposal, in 2017, almost one third of municipal solid waste was intended for material recovery, whereas 23 percent of it was sent to landfills.
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Municipal solid waste generated per capita in Italy from 2010 to 2017 (in kilograms per inhabitant)

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