The Top 5 Sources of Waste and Garbage in the World

  Waste source Percentage of total waste
1 Construction and demolition 36%
2 Mining and quarrying 28%
3 Commercial waste 13%
4 Household waste 11%
5 Industrial waste 10%
Tags: Business, Finance & Industry, The Environment

Sources:  Institution of Mechanical Engineers Report: Energy from Waste? A Wasted (January 2013)..

List Notes: Data is the top 5 sources of waste expressed as a percentage of total waste.
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Sources of Waste and Garbage in the World
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