Table 1: Comparison of the physical composition values of the household and equivalent waste collected from some countries of different continents.

Countries (landfills)Waste type
Organic matterPaper and cardboardPlasticsGlassTextilesMetalsSpecialsReferences

AfricaAlgeria (A.E.H.)69.46.49.01.212.11.40.6Present study
Morocco (Marrakech)70.014.37.11.54.81.0[17]
Nigeria (Amassoma)61.35.420.04.9[18]
Tanzania (Kinondoni)64.610.79.71.41.4[19]

AsiaJordan (Akaider)52.013.017.03.01.00.5[20]
Malaysia (Iskandar)43.520.922.23.57.71.5[21]
Nepal (Tulsipur)46.06.010.07.01.02.20.7[22]
China (Beijing)46.611.112.71.62.50.3[23]

EuropeSpain (Castellón)57.015.010.07.04.04.0[24]
Portugal (Porto)44.37.411.04.35.72.20.1[25]
Lithuania (Kaunas)61.24.78.813.51.7[26]

North AmericaCanada (Ontario)30.032.010.06.03.0[27]
USA (Illinois)18.621.511.04.45.84.40.0[28]
Mexico (Ensenada)30.210.415.38.9[29]

South AmericaArgentina (Buenos Aires)34.010.012.01.02.0[30]
Brazil (Belo Horizonte)52.010.016.02.02.0[31]
Caribbean (Haiti)75.05.07.02.03.0[32]

Australia (Sydney)25.09.46.80.64.15.5[33]

Paints, batteries, thermometers, neon tubes, bulbs, dyes, phytosanitary products, expired drugs, and radiographic foils.