Proper waste disposal techniques will lessen the environmental pollution. In today’s world, plastic has become the most wasted material. The majority of plastics take 500 years to decompose. Sadly, with each passing day, more waste is polluting our environment. Hence, negligence in disposing of trash and waste is wrecking natural habitats. Thus, proper waste disposal should be a global responsibility for both the government and the individual.

Accordingly, Real Research — the online survey application launched a survey to gather public opinion on waste disposal. In detail, it catered to questions on waste management. As the environmental pollution problem gets bigger, what is the most common type of waste? Additionally,  how important is it to dispose of waste in the right way? Here are the results.


  • The front of garbage cans have dense trash said 30.01%.
  • 8.51% said paper is the most common waste around them.
  • 47.98% have enough recycling bins in their area.

13.38% Say Empty Land Has a Dense Amount of Waste

To begin, the survey asked respondents if they have a large amount of waste in their area. A whopping, 69.97% said ‘yes’, 12.79% said ‘no’, and 17.24% are ‘unsure’.

Furthermore, the respondents voted which area has a high density of waste in their residing area. In response, 30.01% say ‘in front of garbage container’, 13.38% say ‘empty land’, and 9.96% say ‘public garden’. Likewise, 8.86% say ‘in front of the apartment’ while 4.71% say ‘construction site’.

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Figure 1: 9.96% saw dense waste in public gardens

Following this, the next question in the survey asks respondents about the most common type of waste produced in their living area. The majority 44.66% said ‘plastic’. On the other hand, 8.51% say paper, 6.71% say food, 4.81% say construction and demolition waste, 4.69% say glass, and 1.77% say electronics.

41.32% Say Packaging Waste Is the Most Common Source of Waste in Their Area

The next question on the survey asks about important sources of waste found nearby. On this, responses came as packaging waste (41.32%), domestic waste (15.01%), construction waste (8.90%), and cigarette waste (5.14%).

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Figure 2: packaging waste is the most common type of waste

Moreover, the survey asks if respondents have enough waste bins in their residential area for waste disposal. Here, 48.47% said ‘yes’, 26.79% said ‘unsure’, and 24.74% said ‘no’.

Similarly, respondents reveal if they have enough recycling bins in their area. 47.98% said ‘yes’, 26.44% said ‘no’, and 5.58% said they are ‘unsure’.

35.29% Say Air Pollution Is Most Common in the Living Area

Furthermore, the survey asked if there is environmental pollution in their area. In response, 58.59% said ‘yes’ while 14.17% said ‘no’.

The next question inquired about what type of pollution is there in the living area of the respondents. On this, 35.29% say air pollution, and 14.71% said waste. Moreover, 8.56% said noise pollution, and 7.18% said water pollution. Lastly, 3.22% said visual pollution.

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Figure 3: 8.56% said their living area has a lot of noise pollution

Moving on with the waste disposal topic, the survey asks respondents if the waste management process in their region should be managed by digital waste management solutions. In reply, 35.54% said ‘yes, robotics for automation accuracy’ while 12.82% ‘yes, AI for improved accuracy’.

In addition, 5.17% said, ‘yes, IOT for connecting smart devices and improving coordination’, 4.94% said, ‘yes data analytics to learn and enhance performance’, and 3.22% said ‘yes, cloud computing for storage and speed’.

Lastly, the survey asks how important it is to dispose of waste. In response, 49.32% said ‘extremely important, 24.89% said ‘neutral’, 17.17% said ‘important’, and 8.62% said ‘it’s not that important.


Survey TitlePublic Opinion on Waste Disposal
DurationJanuary 16 – January 23, 2022
Number of Participants30,000
DemographicsMales and females, aged 21 to 99
Participating Countries Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Benin, Bolivia, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chile, China, China (Hong Kong) China (Macao), China (Taiwan), Colombia, Costa Rica, Croatia, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Greanada, Guatemala, Honduras, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Malaysia, Maldives, Maluritania, Mexico, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar [Burma], Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Palestine, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe.