Environmental pollution worldwide

Statistics report on global environmental pollution

Environmental pollution worldwide

This report presents facts and figures about global environmental pollution. It provides information on different types of air, water, and land pollution that have negative impacts on the environment, such as particulate matter emissions, oil spills, and waste generation.

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  • Premium Statistic Global deaths due to air pollution 2019, by type
  • Premium Statistic Quantity of plastic in major marine areas 2019
  • Basic Statistic Global municipal solid waste generation projection 2016-2050
  • Premium Statistic Annual average number of global oil spills per decade 1970-2022

Air pollution

  • Premium Statistic Most polluted countries based on PM2.5 concentration globally 2022
  • Premium Statistic Most polluted cities based on PM2.5 concentration globally 2022
  • Premium Statistic Most polluted capital cities based on PM2.5 concentration globally 2022
  • Premium Statistic Global particulate emissions damage as a share of GNI 1990-2020, by select country
  • Premium Statistic Global sulfur oxide emissions 2020, by select country
  • Premium Statistic Nitrogen oxide emissions worldwide 2020, by select country

Land pollution

  • Premium Statistic Global share of waste disposal and treatment by method 2016
  • Premium Statistic Global regional waste disposal by method 2016
  • Premium Statistic World's biggest dump sites 2019
  • Basic Statistic Global tree cover loss 2022, by dominant driver
  • Basic Statistic Global primary forest loss 2022, by leading country
  • Basic Statistic Global pesticide agricultural use 1990-2021

Water pollution

  • Premium Statistic Lowest clean oceans scores worldwide 2022, by country
  • Premium Statistic Main litter types found in oceans worldwide 2021, by environment
  • Premium Statistic Share of ocean plastic waste inputs worldwide 2019, by country
  • Premium Statistic Groundwater nitrate contamination sources worldwide 2018
  • Basic Statistic Biggest oil spills worldwide since 1967
  • Basic Statistic Global oil tanker spills by volume 1970-2022
  • Premium Statistic Global oil tanker disasters by quantity of spilled oil 1967-2022

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