Municipal Solid Waste - US EPA
Est. 223 millions tons per year in North America
Household’s waste contain about 30% of plastic wastes.
About 89.2 million tons of plastic
Solid Waste Generation
Ten years ago there were 2.9 billion urban residents who generated about 0.64 kg of MSW per person per day (0.68 billion tonnes per year).
Today these amounts have increased to about 3 billion residents generating 1.2 kg per person per day (1.3 billion tonnes per year).
By 2025 this will likely increase to 4.3 billion urban residents generating about 1.42 kg/capita/day of municipal solid waste (2.2 billion tonnes per year).
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