Global waste breakdown by material type 2016

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

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

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