The ministry has been conducting surveys on waste generation status by source and type, and waste treatment status by subject and method annually, and is conducting a National Waste Statistics Survey every 5 years.

As for residential waste, the amount of waste generated per person has decreased from 1.3kg per day in 1994 to 1.0kg per day since the implementation the Volume-Based Waste Fee System. In 2012, the per capita amount of residential waste generation was 0.95kg per day. The reduction of the amount of residential waste generation can be attributable to the implementation of the volume-based waste fee system and the separate discharge policy for recycling materials and food waste.

On the other hand, the amount of industrial waste is on the rise. In particular, the amount of construction waste generated increased significantly between the late 1990s and the late 2000s on the back of the booming construction industry, but the trend is slowing due to the downturn of the industry since 2011. In addition, the amounts of general industrial waste and designated waste are consistently increasing due to the increase in industrial production.

Residential and Business Waste Generation Trend

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