Special Report

Countries That Produce the Most Waste

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21. Trinidad and Tobago
> Daily net waste generated per capita: 3.0 pounds
> Population: 1,328,100
> Total annual waste production: 722,051 tons
> Annual waste recycled or composted: 5,823 tons (0.8%)

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20. Barbados
> Daily net waste generated per capita: 3.1 pounds
> Population: 280,601
> Total annual waste production: 159,082 tons
> Annual waste recycled or composted: 15,733 tons (9.0%)

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19. Malta
> Daily net waste generated per capita: 3.2 pounds
> Population: 431,874
> Total annual waste production: 251,004 tons
> Annual waste recycled or composted: 17,996 tons (6.7%)

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18. Kuwait
> Daily net waste generated per capita: 3.2 pounds
> Population: 2,998,083
> Total annual waste production: 1,750,000 tons
> Annual waste recycled or composted: N/A

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17. Channel Islands
> Daily net waste generated per capita: 3.3 pounds
> Population: 164,541
> Total annual waste production: 99,594 tons
> Annual waste recycled or composted: 79,339 tons (44.3%)

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