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World Countries that produce the most waste

11:15  23 october  2019
11:15  23 october  2019 Source:

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Countries around the globe continue to generate large amounts of waste as their populations grow and their economies expand. Kuwait is number one in the world at producing the most waste , generating 5.72 kilograms per capita per day of MSW.

Italy produces around 29.74 million tons of waste annually. Unfortunately, there is a trash crisis in the Naples area that has been going on for the past 15 years. Turkey produces 25.99 million tons of garbage. This is only about half as much as the amount of garbage produced by the Japanese.

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The amount of urban waste being produced is growing faster than the rate of urbanisation. According to the World Bank, by 2025 there will be 1.4 billion more people living in cities worldwide, with each Click on the interactive map below to find out which country produces the most waste in a single day.

Initially, the country exported all its waste to places like China and other nations that were too needy, but now that China has banned the import of 30 types of waste , which also includes plastic, UK is in a big trouble. The Philippines is one of the 5 countries that produce half of the world's plastic waste .

MOSCOW, Oct 23 (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Wednesday that the United States had betrayed and abandoned the Syrian Kurds and advised the Kurds to withdraw from the Syrian border as per a deal between Moscow and Ankara or be mauled by the Turkish army.

The comments by Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov to Russian news agencies followed a deal agreed on Tuesday between Russia and Turkey that will see Syrian and Russian forces deploy to northeast Syria to remove Kurdish YPG fighters and their weapons from the border with Turkey.

Peskov, who was reported to be reacting to comments by U.S. President Donald Trump's special envoy for Syria James Jeffrey, complained that it appeared that the United States was encouraging the Kurds to stay close to the Syrian border and fight the Turkish army.

"The United States has been the Kurds' closest ally in recent years. (But) in the end, it abandoned the Kurds and, in essence, betrayed them," Peskov was cited as saying.

"Now they (the Americans) prefer to leave the Kurds at the border (with Turkey) and almost force them to fight the Turks."

If the Kurds did not withdraw as per the deal between Moscow and Ankara, Peskov said that Syrian borders guards and Russian military police would have to withdraw, leaving the Kurds to be dealt with by the Turkish army. (Reporting by Maxim Rodionov; writing by Anton Kolodyazhnyy Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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