Waste is not just an issue in the United States. That’s because it’s a global problem. One that is also being addressed. All by recycling programs also around the world. Yet only a few countries have really cleaned up their acts. That means their recycling rate increased. That’s for example Switzerland and Austria. For their recycling rate is around 50% of their waste.
However, many countries have a lot of room for improvement. For example, Romania. They send about 99% of their waste to landfills. And also just 5% of the world’s population produces about 40% of the total waste.
In addition, yes recycling programs have improved globally. However, there’s still an opportunity for progress. In conclusion, here’s a look at worldwide recycling. That’s as it stands today, in this graphic by Perfect Rubber Mulch.