Countries That Produce the Most Waste

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36. Qatar
> Daily net waste generated per capita: 2.5 pounds
> Population: 2,109,568
> Total annual waste production: 970,960 tons
> Annual waste recycled or composted: 30,030 tons (3.0%)

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35. Nauru
> Daily net waste generated per capita: 2.6 pounds
> Population: 13,049
> Total annual waste production: 6,192 tons
> Annual waste recycled or composted: N/A

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34. Maldives
> Daily net waste generated per capita: 2.6 pounds
> Population: 409,163
> Total annual waste production: 196,701 tons
> Annual waste recycled or composted: 14,805 tons (7.0%)

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33. Israel
> Daily net waste generated per capita: 2.6 pounds
> Population: 8,380,100
> Total annual waste production: 4,050,000 tons
> Annual waste recycled or composted: 1,350,000 tons (25.0%)

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32. Macao SAR, China
> Daily net waste generated per capita: 2.7 pounds
> Population: 612,167
> Total annual waste production: 302,354 tons
> Annual waste recycled or composted: 75,588 tons (20.0%)