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The U.S. ranks 7th in household waste

31 October 2009 Leave a comment

According to the OECD, the Americans generated 450 kilograms per person of household waste in 2005, which makes the United States tied for seventh (with Australia) in that category. Denmark ranks first, at 620 kilograms per capita.

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The U.S. ranks 3rd in garbage

11 February 2009 Leave a comment

According to the Conference Board of Canada, the United States ranks third (out of fifteen peer countries) in terms of the amount of municipal waste generated per person. Canada generates the most waste per person.