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💼  16% Youth Unemployment. 3x Waste Recycling. Livestock Emissions.

Chart of the Day #116 looks at Youth Unemployment, Recycling and Livestock Emissions.


China's youth unemployment rate, climbed to 14.7% in April. This comes as the country prepares for 11.8M students to graduate in June. The United States Food and Drug Administration launched a 'National Strategy to Reduce Food Loss and Waste and Recycle Organic Products' aiming to tackle climate change, enhance food security, and promote a circular economy.

Today's Topics

💼 Youth Unemployment. Global youth unemployment rate declined to 15.6% in 2022
♻️ Recycling. 3x rise in per capita municipal waste recycling in the EU
🐮 Livestock Emissions. Cattle emissions higher than all other land livestock emissions combined

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💼 Global Youth Unemployment Rate Declined to 15.6% in 2022

The global youth unemployment rate has been steadily increasing since the 1990s, reaching a peak of 18.4% in 2020, as business closures and widespread economic disruption during the pandemic significantly reduce job opportunities for young people. While the 2022 youth unemployment rate of 15.6% suggests a slow recovery toward pre-pandemic levels, it still represents a 50% increase since the early 1990s, when the rate was around 10%.

♻️ 3x Rise in Per Capita Municipal Waste Recycling in the EU

Municipal waste materials recycled per capita in the European Union have nearly tripled, reaching 157kg in 2021, up from 54kg in 1995. This rapid increase in recycling rates demonstrates the European Union's commitment to recycling, which mandates that all member states must recycle at least 60% of their municipal waste.

🐮 Cattle Emissions Higher Than All Other Land Livestock Emissions Combined

 Livestock supply chains account for 14.5% of global anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. Cattle are the primary contributors, emitting around 4.5 Gt of CO₂, which accounts for nearly two-thirds of all ruminant emissions. This makes cattle the largest single emitter among land livestock, producing more emissions than all other land livestock combined.

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