Management and Greenhouse Gases - A Life-Cycle Assessment of Emissions
US Environmental Protection Agency
This report examines the interrelationship
between MSW management and climate change.
Waste and Climate Change-
ISWA White Paper
International Solid Waste Association
The report is the result of continuous work
from the ISWA Task Force on GHG and aims at presenting sustainable waste
management as an easy and effective way to mitigate GHG emissions not
only in developed countries but also in developing economies.
Solid Waste and Climate Change: Perceptions and Possibilities
Climate change is a serious international
environmental concern and the subject of much research and debate in
recent years. It is estimated that 3.4% of Green House Gases (GHGs) emit
from waste sector and contributes to one fifth of global anthropogenic
sources. Even though the contribution is very small but still matters
and it needs immediate actions to mitigate…..
and Waste Management: A Balanced Assessment
Journal of Sustainable Development in Africa (Volume 13, No.7, 2011)
This paper examined the two-way interaction
between climate change and waste management. It showed that while solid
waste management can have exacerbating effects on the climate especially
due to the emission of greenhouse gasses, climate change will have some
positive impacts on wastewater management facilities such as waste
stabilization pond and septic tanks.