The Table Below Shows the Amount of Waste Production (in Millions of Tonnes) 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. Summarize the information by selecting and reporting the main features, and make comparisons where relevant.


The table below shows the amount of waste production (in millions of tonnes) in six different countries over a twenty-year period.

The table provides the data about the waste produced in six different nations(Ireland, Japan, Korea, Poland, Portugal and US) between the years 1980 to 2000.

Overall, The US produced the highest amount of waste; Ireland, on the contrary, accounted for the lowest volume of waste during the given period of time.

In the year 1980, the US was the largest producer of wastage, accounting for 131 million tonnes, while Korea had no waste in the same year. The second-largest amount of waste was generated by Japan, at 28 million tonnes.

After a decade, the amount of wastage in the US rose by 20 million tonnes, and a nil amount of waste was reported by Ireland. Japan and Korea generated the volume of waste in 1990, at 32 and 31 million tonnes, respectively.

In all the countries, the amount of waste significantly became greater by the year 2000. A similar volume was generated by Ireland and Portugal of 5 million tonnes in that year. Considerable growth was in the US by 41 million tonnes and reported 192 million tonnes. 53, 19, and 6.6 million tonnes of waste were for Japan, Korea and Poland in 2000.

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