Volume of ocean waste disposal in Japan 2006-2015

The statistic shows the amount of waste disposed in the ocean in Japan from 2006 to 2015, by source of waste. In 2015, the volume of industrial waste disposed in the ocean in Japan amounted to around 640 thousand metric tons. In the same year, the amount of disposed dredged soil totaled approximately 2.4 million metric tons.

Amount of waste disposed in the ocean in Japan from 2006 to 2015, by source

Industrial wasteDredged soil
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Sources

Release date

September 2017

Region

Japan

Survey time period

2006 to 2015

Supplementary notes

According to the source, data comes from Japan Coast Guard up to March 2007, and from the Ministry of the Environment from April 2007 onwards.
Ocean dumping of non-industrial waste has been prohibited since April 1st, 2007; this data has not been included.
Values have been rounded.

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