the amount of waste produced in six different countries
The table below shows the amount of waste production (in millions of tonnes) in six different countries over a twenty-year period.
The graph compares the amount of waste that were produced in six different countries in the year 1980, 1990, 2000.
It is clear that US produced the more waste than any other countries in each of the years. Furthermore, Korea was the only country showing a decrease of waste production between 1980 and 2000 while other nations rose the waste production during the period.
Between 1980 and 2000, waste production waxed from 131 to 192 million tonnes in US, and there was also a trend of rise in Japan, Poland, Portugal. Japan was a second high waste producer having 28 million tonnes waste production and rose to 53 million tonnes in two decades, whereas Poland and Portugal saw a total increase from 4 to 6.6 and from 2 to 5 million tonnes respectively.
However, the table showed a great difference in Ireland and Korea. In Ireland, the waste production was made more than eightfold showing a large increase from solely 0.6 million tonnes in 1980 to 5 million tonnes in 2000. Korea, by contrast, reduced its waste production roughly 12 million tonnes from year 1990 to 2000.