Glossary term:

"global waste"

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Humans generated 2.01 billion tons of solid waste in 2016 and by 2050 that could rise to 3.4 billion tons, according to the World Bank. About 12% of all municipal waste in 2016 was plastic ⁠(242 million tons). Most rubbish ends up in landfill both nearby and as transboundary waste in countries far away.

transboundary waste
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