Mekko chart showing processing of municipal waste in select countries

The Mekko or Marimekko chart below shows how much municipal waste different countries produce and how they process it. The width of each column is proportional to the total amount of waste produced. Within each column, the segments indicate how the waste is processed.

Germany recycles 65% of their waste and none of it ever goes to a landfill. USA produces the most refuse with over half of it sent to landfills. The data was provided by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and Wikipedia.

Mekko chart showing processing of municipal waste

Mekko chart showing generation and processing of municipal waste in select countries

This chart was built using PowerPoint Mac and the Aploris add-in.

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