Countries That Produce the Most Waste

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11. Guam
> Daily net waste generated per capita: 4.0 pounds
> Population: 159,973
> Total annual waste production: 116,242 tons
> Annual waste recycled or composted: 25,258 tons (17.9%)

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10. Aruba
> Daily net waste generated per capita: 4.2 pounds
> Population: 103,187
> Total annual waste production: 78,437 tons
> Annual waste recycled or composted: 9,695 tons (11.0%)

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9. Cayman Islands
> Daily net waste generated per capita: 4.4 pounds
> Population: 59,172
> Total annual waste production: 47,400 tons
> Annual waste recycled or composted: 12,600 tons (21.0%)

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8. Greenland
> Daily net waste generated per capita: 4.8 pounds
> Population: 56,905
> Total annual waste production: 50,000 tons
> Annual waste recycled or composted: N/A

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7. Moldova
> Daily net waste generated per capita: 5.2 pounds
> Population: 3,554,108
> Total annual waste production: 3,371,280 tons
> Annual waste recycled or composted: 609,920 tons (15.3%)