Special Report

Countries That Produce the Most Waste

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31. Russian Federation
> MSW minus recycled and composted per capita per day: 2.4 pounds
> Total annual MSW: 132.28 billion pounds
> Total annual recycled and/or composted MSW: 5.95 billion pounds recycled
> Population: 143,201,676 (9 out of 217)
> GDP per capita in 2017: $24,791 (58 out of 217)

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30. Mexico
> MSW minus recycled and composted per capita per day: 2.4 pounds
> Total annual MSW: 117.07 billion pounds
> Total annual recycled and/or composted MSW: 5.85 billion pounds recycled
> Population: 125,890,949 (11 out of 217)
> GDP per capita in 2018: $18,102 (73 out of 217)

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29. Greece
> MSW minus recycled and composted per capita per day: 2.5 pounds
> Total annual MSW: 12.08 billion pounds
> Total annual recycled and/or composted MSW: 2.29 billion pounds recycled
> Population: 10,892,413 (78 out of 217)
> GDP per capita in 2018: $25,141 (56 out of 217)

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28. Faroe Islands
> MSW minus recycled and composted per capita per day: 2.5 pounds
> Total annual MSW: 134.48 million pounds
> Total annual recycled and/or composted MSW: 166.64 million pounds recycled
> Population: 48,842 (206 out of 217)
> GDP per capita in 2018: Not available

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27. United Arab Emirates
> MSW minus recycled and composted per capita per day: 2.5 pounds
> Total annual MSW: 11.93 billion pounds
> Total annual recycled and/or composted MSW: 3.46 billion pounds recycled and composted
> Population: 9,269,612 (88 out of 217)
> GDP per capita in 2018: $66,616 (7 out of 217)