Brazil Produced 79 Million Tons of Solid Waste in 2018

In 2018, 79 million tons of solid urban waste was produced in Brazil, an increase of just under one percent over the previous year.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Of this amount, 92 percent (72.7 million) was collected - an increase of 1.66 percent compared to 2017, which shows that collection increased at a slightly faster rate than generation.

Despite this, 6.3 million tons of waste was not collected in cities.

The data are part of the Solid Waste Panorama of the Brazilian Association of Public Cleaning and Special Waste Companies (ABRELPE), released yesterday, November 8th.

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