Special Report

Countries That Produce the Most Waste

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16. United States
> MSW minus recycled and composted per capita per day: 3.2 pounds
> Total annual MSW: 568.79 billion pounds
> Total annual recycled and/or composted MSW: 196.80 billion pounds recycled
> Population: 318,563,456 (3 out of 217)
> GDP per capita in 2018: $55,681 (14 out of 217)

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15. Canada
> MSW minus recycled and composted per capita per day: 3.2 pounds
> Total annual MSW: 55.34 billion pounds
> Total annual recycled and/or composted MSW: 13.65 billion pounds recycled and composted
> Population: 35,544,564 (37 out of 217)
> GDP per capita in 2018: $44,070 (23 out of 217)

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14. Singapore
> MSW minus recycled and composted per capita per day: 3.2 pounds
> Total annual MSW: 16.99 billion pounds
> Total annual recycled and/or composted MSW: 10.36 billion pounds recycled
> Population: 5,607,283 (110 out of 217)
> GDP per capita in 2018: $90,091 (4 out of 217)

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13. Trinidad and Tobago
> MSW minus recycled and composted per capita per day: 3.3 pounds
> Total annual MSW: 1.60 billion pounds
> Total annual recycled and/or composted MSW: 12.84 million pounds composted
> Population: 1,328,100 (152 out of 217)
> GDP per capita in 2018: $28,647 (49 out of 217)

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12. Barbados
> MSW minus recycled and composted per capita per day: 3.4 pounds
> Total annual MSW: 385.40 million pounds
> Total annual recycled and/or composted MSW: 3.62 million pounds recycled
> Population: 280,601 (177 out of 217)
> GDP per capita in 2017: $16,839 (80 out of 217)