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Municipal solid waste composition: for 7 OECD countries and 7 Asian cities

In most countries in the world, organic materials and paper are the main contributors to municipal waste. In developing countries, large cities generate most of the municipal waste. Data are rarely available for rural areas, but factors like the type of energy source used for cooking and heating and seasonal differences play a part in the composition of waste (for example in rural communities in Mongolia there is a large difference between the volume of wood ash produced in summer and winter). For any form of publication, please include the link to this page: www.grida.no/resources/5653

Year: 2005

From collection: Vital Waste Graphics

Cartographer: Philippe Rekacewicz, UNEP/GRID-Arendal

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