Waste and Climate Change

Monday, Aug 18, 2014
Waste and Climate Change
Waste and Climate Change

Burning and landfilling waste releases greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide from incinerators and methane from landfills, that are significant contributors to global climate change. These methods of waste disposal also deprive the economy of reused, recycled and composted materials, requiring the constant use of energy and raw materials to fuel an unsustainable one-way production and consumption system.

No doubt that waste prevention and recycling help address global climate change by decreasing the amount of greenhouse gas emissions and saving energy.

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