A breakdown of the rate of waste production in different regions over following a twenty-year period between 1980 and 2000, is experienced by the table. This data is measured in millions of tonnes. Overall, it can be seen that there was a significant increase in the US while, this is followed by Japan.
First of all, in 1980, the number of garbage industry in the United States stood at 131 millions of tonnes which this is a highest rate in all countries and it increased by 61 million tonnes in the next two decades. This compared with Poland, Portugal and Ireland where three of them solely produced the residue under 7 millions of tonnes over a-fifth century.
Furthermore, great changes was seen in the two countries, namely Japan and Korea where each started at 28 million tonnes and no figure is mentioned respectively in 1980. Then, in the next 10 years, their figures rose to approximately 32 million tonnes. Interestingly, Japan continued the negative trend to 53 millions of tonnes, while Korea produced waste decrease to 19 millions of tonnes.