Global municipal solid waste generation per person by region 2016

This statistic represents the average amount of municipal solid waste generated per person worldwide in 2016, broken down by region. In this year, the average person living in the East Asia and Pacific region generated 0.56 kilograms of municipal solid waste per day.

Average per capita generation of municipal solid waste worldwide in 2016, by region

Per capita generation of waste in kilograms per day
North America2.21
Europe and Central Asia1.18
Latin America and the Caribbean0.99
Middle East and North Africa0.81
East Asia and Pacific0.56
South Asia0.52
Sub-Saharan Africa0.46
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Source

Release date

September 2018

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2016

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