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Landfill Waste Statistics

Landfill StatisticsData
Percentage of the solid garbage that gets recycled in U.S.10%
Percent of all landfill waste that is some type of packaging33%
Percentage of surveyed landfill cells that had leaks82%
Distribution of Landfill Waste MaterialPercentage
Paper & paperboard27.4%
Glass4.6%
Metals8.9%
Plastics12.7%
Rubber, leather & textiles8.7%
Wood6.3%
Yard trimmings13.5%
Food waste14.5%
Other3.4%
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US Landfill Statistics Data in 1990Data in 2015
Number of open Landfills7,9241,654
MSW(Municiple Solid Waste) Generation (Millions of Tons)205.2245.7
Recovered for recycling (Millions of Tons)29.058.4
Recovered for composting (Millions of Tons)4.220.6
Total Materials Recovery (Millions of Tons)33.279.0
Combustion with Energy Recovery (Millions of Tons)29.733.4
Discards to landfill, other disposal (tonnage)142.3133.3
Discards to landfill, other disposal (percentage)69.3%54.3%
Discards to landfill, other disposal, per pound, per person, per day (Millions of Tons)3.122.46
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: EPA, Postal Commerce, Think Outside The Bin
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: September 4, 2017

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Countries Ranked by Air Pollution

PM10 Air Quality IndexAir Quality Description
0 – 50Good
51 – 100Moderate
101 – 150Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups
151 – 200Unhealthy
201 – 300Very Unhealthy
301 – 500Hazardous
Countries Ranked by Air PollutionAnnual mean PM10 ug/m3Above or below world average of 71ug/m3Urban population coverage (%)
Mongolia27920870%
Botswana21614527%
Pakistan19812740
Senegal1457450%
Saudi Arabia1437252
Egypt1386721
United Arab Emirates1326130.73
Iran1245345
Nigeria1245340%
Kuwait1235271
Bangladesh1204941%
Bosnia and Herzegovina1174621%
India1093891% by state (37% by metropolitan city)
Nepal1063519%
Ghana982718%
China982724%
Myanmar942334%
Bolivia (Plurinational State of)821139
Tunisia80974.38
Sri Lanka77622%
Peru74341
Colombia71-034
The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia70-1100%
Madagascar68-330%
Turkey66-529%
United Republic of Tanzania64-729%
Chile62-962
Republic of Korea61-1067%
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Countries Ranked by Air PollutionAnnual mean PM10 ug/m3Above or below world average of 71ug/m3Urban population coverage (%)
Bulgaria60-1140%
Israel59-1264%
Mexico55-1646
Indonesia55-1619%
Cyprus53-18100%
Lebanon53-1851
El Salvador52-1914
South Africa52-1921%
Jamaica48-2347
Guatemala48-2345
Philippines47-2422%
Greece44-2766%
Serbia43-2822%
Algeria42-2915%
Malaysia42-2942%
Romania42-2935%
Thailand41-3060%
Venezuela41-3011
Brazil40-3133
Panama40-3129
Uruguay39-3243
Latvia39-3248%
Argentina38-3335%
Italy37-3428%
Ecuador35-3622
Malta35-3613%
Russian Federation32.5-3811%
Croatia33-3837%
Poland33-3846%
Singapore32-39100%
Slovenia30-4128%
Spain29-4227%
Czech Republic29-4235%
Portugal28-4317%
Costa Rica28-4455
Denmark27-4421%
Slovakia27-4421%
France27-4438%
Hungary27-4430%
Belgium26-4522%
Netherlands26-4517%
Sweden25-4621%
Austria25-4638%
Germany25-4636%
Belarus24-4739
Iceland24-4740%
United Kingdom23-4829%
Japan22-4913%
Norway22-4925%
New Zealand22-4964%
Switzerland22-4912%
Lithuania21-5030%
Finland19-5220%
San Marino20-52100%
Luxembourg18-5321%
United States of America18-53NA
Monaco18-53100%
Bhutan18-5340%
Ireland15-5621%
Canada13-5878%
Australia13-5889%
Mauritius12-5927%
Estonia11-6043%
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Statistic Sources & References
Sources: World Health Organization
Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: March 3, 2017

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