For most countries, data on total waste in place are not available and have to be developed from waste generation rates. The total annual waste generation rate (Tg/yr) is obtained by multiplying MSW rates with population data. The following are the coefficients. Per capita MSW generation rates range from 1.7 to 1.9 kg/day for the U.S. and Canada. Per capita MSW generation rates in other developed countries are about 1.2 kg/day. For developing countries, rates are about 0.8 kg/day for urban, and 0.3 kg/day for rural areas.
Try to cool off without resorting to air conditioning.
The use of A/C can increase your electricity bill by 33 %. A fan requires one tenth of the energy used by an A/C system; sunshades, blinds, shutters and the cool of the night use no energy at all.
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