Global waste breakdown by material type 2016

This statistic represents the breakdown of municipal solid waste generated worldwide in 2016, by waste type. As of this year, metal waste accounted for four percent of global municipal solid waste produced.

Distribution of municipal solid waste generated worldwide in 2016, by material type

Share of waste
Food and green44%
Paper and cardboard17%
Plastic12%
Glass5%
Metal4%
Rubber and leather2%
Wood2%
Other14%
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Source

Release date

September 2018

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2016

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