Special Report

Countries That Produce the Most Waste

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11. Malta
> MSW minus recycled and composted per capita per day: 3.5 pounds
> Total annual MSW: 593.04 million pounds
> Total annual recycled and/or composted MSW: 55.68 million pounds recycled
> Population: 431,874 (171 out of 217)
> GDP per capita in 2018: $38,147 (30 out of 217)

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10. Channel Islands
> MSW minus recycled and composted per capita per day: 3.7 pounds
> Total annual MSW: 394.48 million pounds
> Total annual recycled and/or composted MSW: 645.96 million pounds recycled and composted
> Population: 164,541 (184 out of 217)
> GDP per capita in 2018: Not available

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9. Bahrain
> MSW minus recycled and composted per capita per day: 3.7 pounds
> Total annual MSW: 2.10 billion pounds
> Total annual recycled and/or composted MSW: 112.15 million pounds recycled
> Population: 1,425,171 (150 out of 217)
> GDP per capita in 2018: $41,973 (25 out of 217)

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8. Iceland
> MSW minus recycled and composted per capita per day: 4.0 pounds
> Total annual MSW: 1.16 billion pounds
> Total annual recycled and/or composted MSW: 679.06 million pounds recycled and composted
> Population: 330,815 (176 out of 217)
> GDP per capita in 2018: $48,606 (17 out of 217)

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7. Guam
> MSW minus recycled and composted per capita per day: 4.4 pounds
> Total annual MSW: 311.95 million pounds
> Total annual recycled and/or composted MSW: 66.20 million pounds recycled
> Population: 159,973 (185 out of 217)
> GDP per capita in 2018: Not available

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