Daily waste volume per person in Japan 2014, by type

The statistic depicts the average amount of waste generated per person per day in Japan in fiscal year 2014, based on type. During the measured period, a total of almost 947 grams of waste was produced per person on a daily basis. Daily business-related waste amounted to 279 grams per individual.

Average daily amount of waste generated per person in Japan in fiscal year 2014, by type

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Release date

September 2017



Survey time period

fiscal year 2014; the Japanese fiscal year starts on April 1 of the stated year and ends on March 31 of the following year

Supplementary notes

As for the population, the data are based on Basic Resident Register as of October 1 of each year, while some of them are the ones as of March 31.
Waste generation per person per day = (Waste from life activities + Waste from business activities ) /total population /365 (or 366)

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