ENVIRONEWS, October 2015

ENVIRONEWS, October 2015

ENVIRONEWS, October 2015

Per capita waste
generated (g/day)

1971
1981
1991
2000
2010

375
430
460
500
600

Year

ENVIRONEWS, October 2015

Total urban
municipal waste
generated (Mt/year)
14.9
25.1
43.5
48.8
~70.2

Components
Food wastes
Paper
Cardboard
Plastics
Textiles
Rubber
Leather
Garden
Trimmings
Wood
Misc. Org. Sub.
Glass
Tin cans
Non
ferrous
metals
Ferrous metals
Dirt ash bricks

Mass % Moisture Density
range % typical % range
6-26
14
50-80
15-45
34
4-10
3-15
7
4-8
2-8
5
1-4
0-4
2
6-15
0-1
0.5
1-4
0-2
0.5
8-12
0-20
12
30-80
1-4
0-5
4-16
2-8
0-1

2
2
8
6
1

15-40
15-40
1-4
2-4
2-4

1-4
0-10

2
4

2-6
6-12

Sources of waste
Households
Restaurants
Street sweeping
Market
Shops and workshop
Offices
Hospitals
Hotels

Percentage
42
28
6.8
8.3
7.5
4.2
1.7
1.5

ENVIRONEWS, October 2015

ENVIRONEWS, October 2015

ENVIRONEWS, October 2015

ENVIRONEWS, October 2015

ENVIRONEWS, October 2015

ENVIRONEWS, October 2015

ENVIRONEWS, October 2015