Special Report

Countries That Produce the Most Waste

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6. Mongolia
> Daily net waste generated per capita: 5.2 pounds
> Population: 3,027,398
> Total annual waste production: 2,900,000 tons
> Annual waste recycled or composted: N/A

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5. Bermuda
> Daily net waste generated per capita: 5.5 pounds
> Population: 64,798
> Total annual waste production: 65,354 tons
> Annual waste recycled or composted: 16,646 tons (20.3%)

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4. British Virgin Islands
> Daily net waste generated per capita: 5.6 pounds
> Population: 20,645
> Total annual waste production: 21,099 tons
> Annual waste recycled or composted: N/A

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3. Puerto Rico
> Daily net waste generated per capita: 5.7 pounds
> Population: 3,473,181
> Total annual waste production: 3,587,020 tons
> Annual waste recycled or composted: 583,933 tons (14.0%)

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2. Monaco
> Daily net waste generated per capita: 6.3 pounds
> Population: 37,783
> Total annual waste production: 43,516 tons
> Annual waste recycled or composted: 2,484 tons (5.4%)

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1. U.S. Virgin Islands
> Daily net waste generated per capita: 7.6 pounds
> Population: 105,784
> Total annual waste production: 146,500 tons
> Annual waste recycled or composted: N/A

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