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How do you calculate waste produced?

Waste Generated was calculated as the sum (in tonnes) of Waste Diverted plus Waste Disposed. Waste Generated per capita was calculated using Waste Generated divided by population.

What is the amount of waste produced?

The world generates 2.01 billion tonnes of municipal solid waste annually, with at least 33 percent of that—extremely conservatively—not managed in an environmentally safe manner. Worldwide, waste generated per person per day averages 0.74 kilogram but ranges widely, from 0.11 to 4.54 kilograms.

How do you calculate waste generation per day?

2.2. 3 Determining current domestic waste generation per capita

1. Low income= 0.41kg/per person/day or (0.41kgx365 days)=149.65kg/person/year.
2. Middle income=0.74kg/per person/day or (0.74kgx 365days) = 270.1kg/person/year.
3. High income= 1.29kg/person/day or (1.29kgx365days) = 470.85kg/person/year.

How is waste recycling rate calculated?

For a big-picture look at recycling in California, the 2017 State of Disposal and Recycling report offers details on the overall recycling rate, which is calculated by subtracting the amount of overall landfill disposal from the amount of waste generated in the state.

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How is municipal waste calculated?

Multiply the number of population with the waste generation per head/day x 365 days. Generally for Indian conditions the rate of waste generation for residents, staff and visitors have been calculated as 0.5,0.2-0.3 and 0.15 kg/day/person respectively.

How much waste is produced every year in the US?

In the United States in 2018, 292.4 million tons (U.S. short tons unless specified) of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) (trash) were generated. About 94 million tons of MSW were recycled and composted, resulting in a 32.1 percent recycling rate.

How much waste do we produce globally each year?

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

How much waste does each country produce?

Generation of municipal solid waste worldwide in 2017, by select country (in million metric tons)*

Characteristic Generation of waste in million metric tons per year
United States 258
China 220.4
India 168.4
Brazil 79.89

How do you calculate waste generated per capita?

Municipal solid waste generation per capita is simply calculated as the amount of MSW generated divided by the population with MSW collection service.

How do you calculate waste generation per capita?

Multiply national generation rates (see Reference Table 2) by the SWMD’s population using the following formula: National per capita rate * SWMD population *365 ÷ 2000.

How do you calculate the generation rate of residential solid waste per person per day?

Measure the total number of kilograms collected for certain number of days X. Divide this amount by number of days to get rate per day and the divide by the number of residents in the locality or households to get rate per day per person.

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