Global municipal solid waste generation share by region 2016

This statistic represents the distribution of municipal solid waste generation worldwide in 2016, by region. North America accounted for 14 percent of global municipal solid waste generation in this year.

Distribution of municipal solid waste generation worldwide in 2016, by region

Share of waste generated
East Asia and Pacific23%
Europe and Central Asia20%
South Asia17%
North America14%
Latin America and the Caribbean11%
Sub-Saharan Africa9%
Middle East and North Africa6%
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Source

Release date

September 2018

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2016

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