Special Report

Countries That Produce the Most Waste

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26. Denmark
> MSW minus recycled and composted per capita per day: 2.6 pounds
> Total annual MSW: 9.89 billion pounds
> Total annual recycled and/or composted MSW: 4.57 billion pounds recycled and composted
> Population: 5,683,483 (109 out of 217)
> GDP per capita in 2018: $47,705 (18 out of 217)

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25. Saudi Arabia
> MSW minus recycled and composted per capita per day: 2.6 pounds
> Total annual MSW: 35.55 billion pounds
> Total annual recycled and/or composted MSW: 5.33 billion pounds recycled
> Population: 31,557,144 (41 out of 217)
> GDP per capita in 2018: $48,996 (16 out of 217)

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24. St. Lucia
> MSW minus recycled and composted per capita per day: 2.6 pounds
> Total annual MSW: 171.11 million pounds
> Total annual recycled and/or composted MSW: 171,115 pounds composted
> Population: 177,206 (183 out of 217)
> GDP per capita in 2018: $12,344 (99 out of 217)

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23. Qatar
> MSW minus recycled and composted per capita per day: 2.8 pounds
> Total annual MSW: 2.21 billion pounds
> Total annual recycled and/or composted MSW: 90.10 million pounds recycled
> Population: 2,109,568 (141 out of 217)
> GDP per capita in 2018: $112,532 (1 out of 217)

22. Maldives
> MSW minus recycled and composted per capita per day: 2.9 pounds
> Total annual MSW: 466.29 million pounds
> Total annual recycled and/or composted MSW: 34.69 million pounds composted
> Population: 409,163 (173 out of 217)
> GDP per capita in 2018: $13,611 (93 out of 217)

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