Global pollution

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Statista dossier about global environmental pollution

This dossier presents facts and figures about global environmental pollution. Statistics about water, air and land pollution is provided, including figures on emission levels, oil spills and waste generation.

Table of contents

  • 1. Overview
    • Global historical CO2 emissions 1758-2020

    • Global deaths from air pollution by region 1990-2019

    • Global e-waste generation 2010-2019

    • Biggest oil spills worldwide since 1967

    • Countries with the lowest access to safe water 2017

  • 2. Air pollution
    • Global distribution of CO2 emissions from fossil fuel and cement by sector 2020

    • Emissions from major global fossil fuel companies 1965-2018

    • Average PM2.5 levels in most polluted countries worldwide 2019-2020

    • Average PM2.5 levels in the most polluted capital cities worldwide 2019-2020

    • Global NOx emissions 1990-2018

    • Global population exposure to household solid fuel pollution by major country 2017

    • Global cost of fossil fuel air pollution as a share of GDP by country 2020

  • 3. Water pollution
    • Oil tanker disasters by quantity of spilled oil up to 2020

    • Annual average number of global oil spills per decade 1970-2020

    • Share of populations using arsenic contaminated drinking water by country 2017

    • Global population with access to improved drinking water sources by region 2017

    • Global contamination of plastic fibers in tap water by select country 2017

    • Global shoreline waste collected by packaging type 2018

    • Global waste collected along shorelines by select country 2019

  • 4. Land pollution
    • Global per capita generation of municipal solid waste by select country 2018

    • Global e-waste generation by region 2019

    • Global share of e-waste disposed by method 2018

    • Global generation of plastic MSW by region 2018

    • World's biggest dump sites 2019

  • 5. Outlook
    • Global emissions of air pollutants by compound 2015-2050

    • Global CO2 emissions 2018-2050

    • Global waste generation outlook by region 2016-2050

    • Global plastic waste volume 1950-2050

    • Outlook on global e-waste generation 2019-2030

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