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Tons of waste dumped

Globally, this year

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1,996,870,755

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We are producing gigantic amounts of...
waste. Total waste in the world is enormous. Some of it is recycled but a lot is simply dumped, causing problems for people and the environment. See how much below and get more amazing world waste facts at our waste page.

Top 3 facts about total waste dumped

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A world of waste

Every year we dump a massive 2.12 billion tons of waste. If all this waste was put on trucks they would go around the world 24 times.


2

Why so much?

This stunning amount of waste is partly because 99 percent of the stuff we buy is trashed within 6 months.


3

The good news !

Leading green companies are becoming zero-waste companies. Zero waste is a philosophy that encourages redesign so that all products are reused. The process is similar to the way resources are reused in nature.



Total waste dumped

According to the United Nations we dump 2.12 million tons of waste every year.


A world of waste

Why so much?

The good news !

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