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Countries That Produce the Most Waste

Which countries produce the most waste overall and per capita?
Waste Per Capita (WPC) data from Worldbank.org, 2016.
Waste Per Year (WPY) data from Waste Atlas (http://www.atlas.d-waste.com).
Last updated: June 17, 2018
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Countries With Highest Waste Per Capita
Rank
Country
Population
Kg/Day
1
Kuwait
2.7 Million
5.72
2
Antigua and Barbuda
24,907
5.5
3
St. Kitts and Nevis
15,069
5.45
4
Guyana
215,946
5.33
5
Sri Lanka
3 Million
5.1
6
Barbados
92,289
4.75
7
St. Lucia
44,119
4.35
8
Solomon Islands
50,992
4.3
9
Tonga
22,162
3.71
10
New Zealand
3.6 Million
3.68
11
Ireland
2.6 Million
3.58
12
Vanuatu
33,430
3.28
13
Bahamas
252,689
3.25
14
Seychelles
43,172
2.98
15
Belize
124,224
2.87
16
Norway
3.6 Million
2.8
17
Grenada
31,324
2.71
18
Switzerland
5.5 Million
2.61
19
United States
242 Million
2.58
20
Maldives
70,816
2.48
Countries Producing the Most Waste
Rank
Country
Population
WPY (Tons)
1
China
1.4 Billion
300 Million
2
United States
242 Million
229 Million
3
India
1.3 Million
227 Million
4
Brazil
209 Million
63 Million
5
Indonesia
264 Million
59 Million
6
Germany
82 Million
51 Million
7
Russia
144 Million
48 Million
8
Japan
127 Million
45 Million
9
Mexico
129 Million
39 Million
10
France
65 Million
35 Million
11
United Kingdom
66 Million
30 Million
12
Italy
59 Million
30 Million
13
Turkey
81 Million
29 Million
14
Canada
37 Million
27 Million
15
Thailand
69 Million
25 Million
16
Nigeria
191 Million
25 Million
17
Bangladesh
163 Million
23 Million
18
Egypt
95 Million
21 Million
19
Spain
46 Million
21 Million
20
Pakistan
197 Million
20 Million
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