Household waste statistics

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Tons of waste from households

Globally, this year

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Tons of waste from households

Globally, this year

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We throw out over 50 tons...
of household waste every second. A number that will double by 2030. And that’s not all - see why household waste statistics only show the top of the iceberg.

Top 5 facts about household waste

1

We produce enormous amounts of waste

Every 2 hours we throw out enough stuff to fill the world's largest container ship with trash. That's 12 container ships every single day, and 4380 container ships in one year.


2

Our waste production is increasing

By 2030 the amount of household waste will almost double to 3000 million tons annually.


3

And this is just the top of the iceberg

Every bag of household waste has produced approximately 70 bags of waste upstream during extraction and production processes.


4

Where does our waste go?

Most waste goes to landfills or is burned. Burning waste is the world’s largest source of dioxins, which is one of the most toxic chemicals known to science.


5

What to do?

Our waste problem is not going away by itself. We need to find new ways to solve the increasing waste-problem. The “cradle-to-cradle” approach implies essentially waste free regenerative systems. Leading green companies already applies these principles.



Household waste

According to the OECD, we produce over 1600 million tons of municipal waste a year.


We produce enormous amounts of waste

Our waste production is increasing

And this is just the top of the iceberg

Where does our waste go?

What to do?

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