After spending some time travelling and watching the Olympics this past summer, I re-kindled a sense of curiosity for statistics of the world’s countries. What are the world’s biggest countries? (China, India, USA). What is Canada’s current population? (34.7 million by recent estimates). How much waste do we produce? ... Now, while you might roll your eyes at that last one, it is true, I did actually wonder that (remember I write for an eco-blog). Lucky for me, on this past June 5th, Statistics Canada released their 2012 issue of Human Activity and the Environment.