The table compares the amount of waste production within six different countries for the period from 1980 to 2000.
Overall, all countries tended to increase waste throughout a twenty-year period, except Korea. It is clear that US had the highest rate of disposal waste and almost 40 times than European countries namely Ireland, Portugal and Poland.
Although Ireland disposed the least quantity within that 20 years, it increased over 8 times from 0.6 million of tons to 5 million of tons for 1980 and 2000 respectively. Meanwhile, Poland was good at balance its waste production, just increased 1.5 time. Even Portugal had the similar amount of waste with Ireland, they also tried to maintain their emission increasing at 2.5 times. Korean was stand out of six countries where the waste amount dropped significantly. Japan came a close second with 53 million of tons in the year 2000 and this amount was just one-third of those in US with 192 million tons of useless production.