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A map showing waste generation per person, in kilograms. Data from 2016. The United States is currently one of the top per capita producers of trash. The World Bank estimates that by 2050 Europeans and North Americans will generate 25% more waste, while trash generation will double in South Asia and triple in sub-Saharan Africa. It is estimated that by the middle of the century, the world will be producing 3.4 billion tons of waste.

A map showing waste generation per person, in kilograms. Data from 2016. The United States is currently one of the top per capita producers of trash. The World Bank estimates that by 2050 Europeans and North Americans will generate 25% more waste, while trash generation will double in South Asia and triple in sub-Saharan Africa. It is estimated that by the middle of the century, the world will be producing 3.4 billion tons of waste. Stock Photo
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Science History Images / Alamy Stock Photo

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2BEGCEX

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14.6 MB (0.2 MB Compressed download)

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2980 x 1718 px | 25.2 x 14.5 cm | 9.9 x 5.7 inches | 300dpi

Date taken:

May 2, 2019

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This image could have imperfections as it’s either historical or reportage.