Global municipal solid waste generation share by income group 2016

Distribution of municipal solid waste generation worldwide in 2016, by income group*

Global municipal solid waste generation share by income group 2016 This statistic represents the distribution of municipal solid waste generation worldwide in 2016, broken down by income group. Low income regions accounted for just five percent of the global municipal solid waste generated.
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Distribution of municipal solid waste generation worldwide in 2016, by income group*

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Share of waste generated
Low income5%
Lower middle income29%
Upper middle income32%
High income34%
Share of waste generated
Low income5%
Lower middle income29%
Upper middle income32%
High income34%
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This statistic represents the distribution of municipal solid waste generation worldwide in 2016, broken down by income group. Low income regions accounted for just five percent of the global municipal solid waste generated.
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