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Annual waste volume in Japan FY 2005-2018

In fiscal year 2018, the total volume of waste disposed in Japan amounted to approximately 42.7 million metric tons, down from around 52.7 million metric tons in fiscal 2005. The waste disposal per capita amounted to approximately 938 grams a day in fiscal 2018.

Annual amount of waste generated in Japan from fiscal year 2005 to 2018

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Release date

April 2020



Survey time period

fiscal year 2005 to 2018; the Japanese fiscal year starts on April 1 of the stated year and ends on March 31 of the following year

Supplementary notes

The source provides the following calculation: "Total waste generated = Scheduled pickup + Carried-in by individual + Collected in groups".
According to the source, the generated amount of general waste has been defined “Scheduled pickup” plus "Carried-in by individuals” plus " Collected in groups”under "The basic strategy of comprehensive and deliberate promotion on reduction of waste and other appropriate measures" based on "Waste Disposal Law".

Values have been rounded.
Figures prior to 2009 come from previous reporting.

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