Per-capita Solid Waste Generation has increased marginally from 118.7 gm/day in 2015-16 to 119.1 gm/day in 2020-21. Maximum quantity of per capita solid waste is generated in Delhi. Processing of solid waste has improved significantly from 19% in 2015-16 to ~50% in 2020-21. In the corresponding period, proportion of solid waste landfilled has fallen from 54% to 18.4%.
According to a World Bank Report, globally 2.01 billion tones of municipal solid waste is generated annually, of which at least ~33% is not managed in an environmentally safe manner. Global per capita waste generation is 740 gm/day (average) but varies from 110 gm/day to 4.54 kg/day across countries. High Income countries contribute 34% to global waste generation despite having only 16% of the population.
Here are some tips from which we can reduce waste and save our environment: