Waste Production in Brazil Grew 29 Percent in 11 Years

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The production of garbage in Brazilian households has grown by 29 percent between 2003 and 2014, while the population only grew by six percent during that period. Also not in line with the increased creation of waste was its adequate treatment, as only 58.4 percent of the 2014 total ended up in regulated landfills.

More than 41 percent of the 78.6 million tons of solid waste generated in the country in 2014 were dumped in Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?